Freedom 2030-5 Group
The leader of this small group is Santuke D.. She is currently in the business of selling bread from home and is requesting a loan to expand the business. She is 40 years old and her husband is a businessman. She has three children, ranging from age 9 to 17, who are all in school. Each week, Santuke makes approximately 100 Sudanese pounds in profit. With the extra capital from her loan, she hopes to be able to expand the business.
Santuke is joined in her group by Mary A., Rose A., Anite P., and Rose N.. Mary has a business selling local brew and wants to open a bar. Rose operates a business selling bread and wants a loan to expand the business. Anite operates a business of selling beans and rice at the hotel and also wants to expand the business. Rose sells local brew at the bar and is requesting a loan to expand the bar.
About BRAC South SudanBRAC's holistic approach to poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor encompasses a range of core programs in economic and social development, health, education, and human rights and legal services which are delivered through an extensive network of village organizations. BRAC has become one of the world's largest NGOs as a measured by the scale and diversity of its interventions.
In 2007, BRAC started operations in Southern Sudan. The microfinance program, which is targeted towards returning war refugees, has already formed 418 village organizations with more than 14,000 women members.
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.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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