A loan of $1,900 helped a member to build a public parking shed.

Kimkim Group's story

Kimkim is a group of five women members. All the members reside at Headquarter Veng in Churachandpur, located about 65 kilometres from Imphal, the capital of Manipur in the northeastern part of India. These tribal women have come together to a common platform to find a solution to overcome their hardships and build a way of sustainability.

Paozanem, the woman standing with her right hand half-raised in the picture, is the profile member. She is 36 years of age, and she has two sons and two daughters. Her husband is a carpenter by profession, and her sons assist their father. Her younger daughter is in her ninth standard, while the elder is married. She is determined to raise her daughter in the line of education, and she wants her to find a suitable job.

Paozanem used to prepare “gold finger” and a mixture of chili powder and salt in small packs, locally known as “acid”, and supply these products to shops in Churachandpur.

Now Paozanem is engaged in parking duty around the District Hospital. However, there are inconveniences due to the absence of parking sheds. So she wants to build a public parking shed when she avails the next loan from WSDS.

The rest of the group members engaged themselves in selling vegetables in the markets and in supplying goods.

In this group: Paozanem, Niangpalching, Tainu, Hatpi, Chingngaihching

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