A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy materials and items for a paan shop.


Tharo Group's story

Thethem belongs to Tharo Group. She is pictured here with her hand raised. She lives with her husband and two children in a small village in Manipur, Northeast India. Jimmy, her husband, works for a meager income in the construction of houses. In order to supplement the family income, Thethem has been running a paan dukan (corner shop) near her house. However, due to lack of capital, she was not in a position to fill her shelves, so she lost some of her customer base. In order to attract more customers, she wants to use a loan to increase her shop’s stock of a variety of items including snacks, tobacco and other household essentials like matches, candles and soap.

Since her eldest child will start school this year, Thethem hopes that making good use of this loan in her business will help her support this education. Moreover, she and her husband are hopeful about her venture.

Likewise, the rest of the group members need a loan for their respective activities which are selling and supplying vegetables and running tea hotels.

In this group: Thethem, Mema, Ibemcha, Rajani, Nanao
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