Huikap Ningthou Shg Group
Ibetombi used to make handmade mattresses. Since she could not afford to buy yarn, her customer paid for the yarn and she got only the making charges. It was very difficult to sustain the family with just a meager amount of income. Therefore, to access this loan she joined the group. With her first loan back in 2010 she bought yarn and started weaving traditional women's wrap-around skirts. She weaves and sells the products in the market town. She taught her daughters to weave as well and now they are also engaged in full-time weaving activities.
From her second loan onwards, she was able to put aside savings from her earnings. She is very happy that she is doing well for the family and managing to cover the family's necessary expenditures. Now she has requested another loan to increase her inventory to sell. She wishes to weave the most desired and expensive wrap-around skirts with the third loan. Likewise, the rest of the group members have requested another loan to continue with their weaving activities.
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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.
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.
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