Total loan: $3,200

Lenchonghoi Group

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New Keithelmanbi, MN, India / Arts

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A loan helped To buy different colours and textures of yarn for weaving traditional shawls and wraparounds.

Lenchonghoi Group's story

Lenchonghoi group consist of fifteen women striving for their own economic betterment. The name of the group “Lenchonghoi” is a word that comes from the “Thadou” tribe folk-tale. She was a woman who was believed to be the most beautiful woman in the world, protected and saved by her seven younger brothers from the villain known as “Khalvompu.” All members are hard-working women who came together as a group to help each other through loans. Nemboichong is the featured member of the group, pictured with her hand raised. She is 26 years old with two sons and a daughter. She has two school-going children and an infant of two years. They live in a remote place which is far away from town. In order to get there, one needs to take a passenger bus and walk few kilometres from the bus stop. Her husband is a daily wage earner whose occupation is being a mason. He has been the main source of income for the family. Nemboichong weaves traditional shawls and wraparounds to generate more income and supplement their household needs. She weaves and at the same time looks after her infant child while her husband is away for work. She sometimes seeks help from neighbours and friends when she is very busy. She does the household chores when all family members are home and continues to weave after she has completed doing her household chores. Both parents work hard to provide for the family's well-being. They face financial problems when there is common illness like cough, rash, flu, or diarrhoea in the family. When the family members are sick, they need to pay for their medical treatment fees and medicine costs which has been very difficult in their household maintenance and they are short of funds. After paying for all these, her savings are gone and she no longer has money to buy yarn for her weaving. That affects the circulation of finances in the family when she cannot weave to generate income. Fortunately, she came across WSDS where she can access loans for her business endeavour for which she is very thankful. She will buy yarn of different colours and textures to weave beautiful wraparounds and shawls to attract customers and generate more profit. She wants to start saving again by producing more products and she wishes good health for her family like every mother. She says “Good health is the most valuable thing one can have because with good health all things are possible.” She also thanks all the lenders for their generosity.