A loan of $950 helped a member to buy four or five piglets to raise and sell full grown pigs for a profit.

Malem Nganbi Group's story

Malem Nganbi is a group comprised of five women members. All the members live in Yairipok Khoirom which is located about 24 kilometres from the capital Imphal, Manipur state, which is in North East India. Individually, there are many difficulties faced by a member in running the family. But after these women come together, somehow they are now able to find some better means of living and sustaining themselves.

Tamu, who is seen in the picture with her hand raised, is the profiled member. She is 54 years old. She has two sons and a daughter. Her sons have already left school and are now engaged as drivers. Her husband runs a motor workshop. Because of all the financial hardships they are facing, her sons have taken up jobs as drivers for earning just meager wages. Tamu too wants to have a share in supporting the family but due to lack of capital she could not.

She received a loan for the first time in 2011. With the loan amount she was able to buy two piglets and raise them. After twelve months, one of the pigs gave birth to nine piglets. After some days of nursing them, she then sold away the piglets. She made a good earning out of it. With the second loan, she invested some portion of it in expanding her husband’s motor workshop and with the remainder, she bought chicks. The workshop was well run and she too was successful in her poultry farming. Since she was able to pay back the two previous loans, she can now access the third loan with which she wants to buy four or five piglets, raise them again like she did with the first loan and sell the full-grown pigs for profit.

Likewise, the other members of the group utilise the loans for poultry, piggery and weaving. They too have successfully managed the funds and made good earning from the loan. In gratitude, all the members of the group wish the lenders success in helping out the needy.

In this group: Tamu, Thambalsana, Thaja, Ibemcha, Memchoubi

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