Bilquis baji is joined in her loan group by five other members. Asia baji wants a loan to buy groceries for her grocery shop. Shagufta baji wants a loan to buy iron rods which are used to construct the roofs of the houses. Samina baji wants a loan to buy clothes to resell. Razia baji and Rashidan baji each want a loan to expand their hair oil businesses.
This is a group loan. The loan funds will be distributed among the group members, each of whom will invest in her own business. The members mutually guarantee one another's loans. If one member does not repay, the other members are responsible.
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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