Mukiibi Lawrence, Zikusooka Group
He is now in need of a loan to be able to buy some goats and pigs to keep at home to top up the income he gets from selling milk. He is so grateful for the work of Kiva. When I explained to him what Kiva does, he said it's unbelievable.
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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