Pi Nengneihoi, the one with her hand raised, is 31 years old and is a happy mother to her baby daughter. Her daily life is busy with a baby, rearing 3 piglets, household duties which include growing vegetables, but she finds time to weave early in the morning for about 2 hours and late at night about 2 hours. It is the village tribal tradition that women weave intricate and time-consuming garments for tribal ceremonies and if they wish, for selling at the market. She provides earnings for her family by weaving every day and bringing her weavings to the market.
She dreams of expanding her piglet farm to add four more to the three she already has. She enjoys raising piglets until they are full grown where she sells them at the market.
Pi Nengneihoi, with the KIVA loan of Rs. 10,000/- (INR) wanted to buy four more piglets @ Rs. 2000/- per piglet, and the remaining Rs.2000/- will be spent on buying thread for weaving traditional shawls.
She will repay the loan by selling the traditional shawls that she weaves and her husband will help her in rearing the piglets.
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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 loanDue 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 >
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.
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