A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase more charcoal and firewood.


Angel Lom Group's story

Ngaikim (the one with her right hand raised) is the wife of Mr. Khuplam who works as a security guard in a private company in Assam. She is a mother and is 50 years old. They have five children (two boys and three girls). Ngaikim is a member of Angel Lom. She sells charcoal and firewood in the local market. On average, she sells 10 bags of charcoal and 10- 50 bundles of firewood.

Ngaikim and her husband are illiterate. The family depends mostly on her charcoal and firewood business and sometimes her husband's meager salary sent from Assam. They want to provide their children with a good education despite their weaknesses and they work hard to give them a better future. Now, the two oldest children are attending graduation courses, while their three siblings are still in high school. Because of this, she is compelled to borrow money often from near and dear ones and repay them whenever she can.

Ngaikim is unable to increase her investment and raise the capital required to expand her business. With the KIVA loan, she wants to stock more firewood and charcoal to augment her income and contribute towards her children’s education.

In this group: Ngaikim, Chinkhanmuan, Ningrokim Khupt, Kimi, Rinmawi



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