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Ben Lom Group
In this Group: Meemy , Bebem, Tinglalbiak, Kima, Nengneihngaih
Meemy, the lady with the raised hand, is 31 years old and a member of BEN Lom. Meemy's parents passed away, leaving her the responsibility of taking care of a younger brother. Being an orphan at an early age with a brother to look after, Meemy shouldered lot of responsibility in managing the household burden and her brother’s future. Her profession is stitching clothes, school uniforms and different designs requested by customers from time to time.

Meemy wants the KIVA loan to purchase another sewing machine and set up a Tailoring House of her own. The tailoring house will enable her to generate more income, employ others and stock more rolls of cloth to sew.

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This loan is part of WSDS's effort to reach some of the most underserved parts of India's troubled northeast region, where there is very poor penetration of both formal and informal financial services. By supporting this loan, you are enabling access to finance for women living in some of India's most remote areas.


Important note about this loan

Due to Indian government regulations, if you fund this loan, you will not be repaid for at least 3 years. This borrower will likely repay your loan much sooner than that, in which case, the Field Partner may re-loan your funds to help other local borrowers. We want you to be aware of this minimum 3-year waiting period and the associated risks before making a loan to Indian borrowers on Kiva. Learn More >

About WSDS-Initiate
WSDS-Initiate is an inclusive nonprofit that works with women across all tribes and minority communities in Manipur, located in the remote northeast region of India. Most organizations concentrate their work in the plains region of Manipur, but WSDS is among the very few organizations serving women in the isolated hills. Political unrest and frequent economic blockades in the area make it very difficult to provide services, resulting in Manipur having the lowest penetration of financial services in the country.

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.

About India

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $4,286,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 55.3
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Ben Lom Group's $925 loan helped a member to purchase a sewing machine and stock more cloth to sew.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 10, 2012
Listed
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible