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Dorcas (B) Group
In this Group: Chongpi, Ahoi, Lamchin, Hatkhohoi, Kiprose, Lerhat, Hmangneikip, Paokholhing, Alhing, Lhingneichong, Hatnu, Kimneingah, Hatneineng, Kimneineng
The 14 group members of Dorcas (B) Lom also belong to the Kuki tribe and live in a small community in Manipur, located in the remote northeast region of India.

Pi Paokholhing, with raised hand, is 54 years old and has two daughters. She is known in the village as an expert traditional weaver, using ancient techniques to keep her tribal customs alive. Many other women in the group seek her advice on weaving and complex designs.

With the support of other members, she wants to add another source for her family's income by buying piglets to raise and eventually sell for profit.

Pi Paokholhing wants to access a KIVA loan of Rs. 10,000 to buy 2 piglets for rearing that will cost her Rs.6000 INR and the remaining Rs. 4000 INR will be spent on buying thread for weaving traditional shawls. She will buy one piglet and one sow for breeding purposes. The pig will be sold after 9 months @ Rs. 20,000 INR and will contribute towards the next year’s educational expenses for her daughters while the repayment of the KIVA loan will be met by selling the traditional shawls.

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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
  • 0
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $4,390,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 52.8
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Dorcas (B) Group's $2,675 loan helped a member to buy one piglet, one sow for breeding and thread for weaving tribal shawls.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Oct 24, 2012
Listed
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible