Damalie, the chairperson of Kiriri Development Group, is 32 years old and married with 2 girls and 2 boys. She also helps to look after 3 cousins, including paying their school dues. She is a nursing assistant at Kanzira Health Centre II, and she has a 6-year-old clinic at home that sells mostly herbal medicines like Chlorophyll, Gano Coffee, and Diana tonic in syrup form, which help reduce fats and pressure in the body. She buys the medicine from DianaPharm at the Royal Complex building in Kampala. Members of her group really love the group and would love to see it grow, this being their second time asking for a loan. Thank you for your kind hearts.
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.
A portion of Kiriri Development Group's $3,700 loan helped a member damalie intends to buy more Chlorophyll, Gano Coffee, and Diana tonic in syrup form for her clinic, as well as cover the transport costs to Kampala, once she gets the Kiva loan.