Fatuma is 27 years old and married with 3 children, aged 10, 7, and 3. She became a newspaper seller in 2007. She works from 6am to 4pm everyday at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $52 from her sales.
Fatuma now hopes this loan can help her buy more newspapers for her business.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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