She has five children, all of whom are enrolled in a local school. Her husband is a plumber and provides sanitation repair services to his customers.
Naseem has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband, who will use it to buy tools. This will allow him to provide better quality service to his clients and earn more profit.
He has been operating this business for the past five years and has a good name in his region for the quality of his services. Naseem hopes that after the loan investment, he will be able to expand his business further.
This is her first loan application to Asasah. She hopes that it will be a profitable experience for her family.
Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Naseem.
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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