Alice N. is the chairperson of Kayunga Basooka Kwavula lending group. Her business is poultry and she has 300 chickens in total. She has had the business for 4 years.
Alice is married with 7 children, and cares for 3 orphans. She has a plan of developing her business by selling chicken eggs. Alice has a dream of building a bigger house and a bigger farm for her chickens. She uses her loans to pay for chicken fees and the costs of transporting the chickens, and to expand her chicken farm.
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.