Fatma is 29 years old. She is married with 4 children aged 10, 8, 6 and 1. She has been a bites (snacks) and porridge seller since 2004. Every day, she works from 6am to 6pm at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $110 from her sales.
In the past, Fatma has taken out one successful loan from BRAC Tanzania to expand her business. Fatma now requests a loan to expand her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members, Mwanaid and Mwajuma, who also have businesses dealing with bites, firewood, potatoes, cassava and juice sales.
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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