Noreen’s father-in-law and brother-in-law also live with the family. Both of them contribute to the family financially by doing painting work. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband. With the loan, he will buy paint boxes and paint brushes to provide better quality service to his clients. He has operated this business for the past 7 years and Noreen is confident that an investment will help him increase his orders and income. She is a new loan applicant of Asasah, applying for the first time. In the photo Noreen, in yellow, holds her Asasah passbook.
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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