Area: Highest operational division after the headquarters

 

Branch: Operational unit within Grameen Bank.  It  is just above the centers

 

Cattle loan: It helps a number of Grameen members to buy cattle that are often sold during religious festivals.  It is disbursed 8 to 10 months before these festivals.

 

Center: A potential borrower should form a group of five persons before getting any loan.  7 or 8 of these groups make a center

 

Center meeting: Once a week, each center meets on a particular day to pay back the installements.

 

General loan: Loan granted for any kind of productive activity.  The first loan is always of that type.

 

Grameen: Rural in Bengali

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