A loan of $950 helped a member to raise & feed animals (4 more piglets, chickens and ducks) for wholesale and expand her piggery.


Simsahei Group's story

In 2009, a group of 5 Kuki tribal women from the Northeastern part of India, in the state of Manipur and village of Motbung, formed a collective group in order to work together on expanding their businesses.

One member of this group is Pi Kholneikim, the one with her hand raised in the photo. She is 30 years old and has one son and two daughters, who attend the village school. The family's main source of income comes from Pi Kholneikim's sale of her livestock at the local market. She has become very proficient at raising her farm animals, which are mostly pigs, chickens and ducks. She also works in her homestead garden where she grows cabbages, corn and potatoes to sell at the market. Her harvest is able to provide food for her livestock and her whole family, as well.

Pi Kholneikim is requesting a loan of INR 10,000 in order to buy 4 more piglets, chickens and ducks to raise until full grown. She dreams of expanding her business enough to raise piglets full-time and expand her piggery.

The rest of the members of the group have learned from Pi Kholneikim's techniques and have started raising piglets themselves. They also have businesses that support their families, weaving traditional garments, agriculture, and clothing sales.

Simsahei Group requested a loan from WSDS which serves the women of very remote tribal areas of Northeast India and provides business capital which they can't get elsewhere.

In this group: Helhing, Lhingvah, Kholneikim, Nengtinhoi, Lhaithem



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