A loan of $925 helped a member to buy rice, firewood, charcoal and yeast for brewing local wine for sale.

Thamban Group's story

Thamban Group was formed by five women members who are residents of a village. The village is in Churachandpur, which is about 65 kilometres from Imphal, capital of Manipur. The state Manipur is in the northeastern part of India. Coming together and helping one another are the main reasons for the formation of the group. Their main goal is to find a way to sustain their lives and their families.

Bony is the profile member. She is standing with her right hand raised in the picture. She is 27, the mother of a son and a daughter. Both her children are going to school. Her husband carries water from the reservoir with an auto rickshaw and supplies in and around the town. This water supply task is the main source of income for her family.

Bony used to run a small shop where she sold cigarettes, tobacco products, paan (desert), biscuits, sweets, soaps and detergents and varieties of eatables. But the shop business did not run well, so she did not make much profit. Now she plans to brew local wine and sell and supply her products to different places. To start this business, she needs capital for buying rice, firewood, charcoal and yeast, which are essential for brewing.

The other members need loans too to do better with their respective income activities such as running small shops and hotels and selling vegetables.

In this group: Bem, Bony, Bimola, Thoibicha, Kainahanbi
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