A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase yarn/thread for weaving.


Sohlhupah Group's story

The lady standing on the end with her hand raised is Nemboi.She is 49 years old, married and has three daughters. Her husband works in a quarry on the river bank and sells stones, shingles and sand to builders. She is one of the beneficiaries of a WSDS loan. With the loan from WSDS, she started weaving (backstrap, traditional style of weaving) local traditional clothes. She, along with her elder daughter who is a school dropout, manages to weave seven to eight saipikhup (a very popular, must have traditional shawl) in a month. This means they hardly enjoy any free moments. To finish seven to eight saipikhup in a month requires one to continuously weave from morning to dusk with little breaks in between. Nemboi is fully committed and engrossed in her work because she wishes to earn as much as she can so that she is in a better position to enroll her youngest daughter in a nursing course. She wants to take a loan of INR 10,000 to purchase yarn/thread to continue her weaving business.

In this group: Nemboi, Lamneichong, Chongbem, Chongbem, Lhaikhonei
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