A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy thread in colours for embroidering and to buy chicks to raise and sell for profit.


Lamnganbi Group's story

This group, professionally known as Lamnganbi Group, was formed in the year 2010. These five hardworking women belong to a non-tribal community and live in a small village located in Northeastern India in the state of Manipur. They believe in collective effort as a group to support one another and pave the way for a better fortune.

Musuk is the profile representative of the group, photographed with her hand raised. She is the mother of two children and has been maintaining the family affairs with the meagre income from her husband's carpentry activities. In order to supplement the family income, she decided to start working on some activities so she can earn for the family. Before the loan, she was growing vegetables for consumption in her homestead garden.

In 2010, with her first loan, she started an embroidery business to generate her income. Mainly, she embroiders the borderline of the traditional wrap-rounds. She has a sewing machine. She will use this loan to purchase thread in colours and needles for her work. Her embroidery work has been a success and, in the course of time, she can pay back the loan.

Musuk wishes to include poultry as another activity for better income opportunity. Her interest in poultry was fulfilled after she bought chicks and ducklings and raised them. Her dream is to purchase a used mini truck, which she believes is a need for the villagers to cart all the essential goods in the village. She would charge a fixed carrier cost.

Musuk needs another loan to continue with her embroidery work and start her new poultry farm. She will use this loan to purchase chicks to raise and sell for profit. Likewise, the rest of her group members have made steady improvement and need another loan for their respective income activities such as weaving, embroidery and selling vegetables, to mention a few.

In this group: Bidumukhi, Dini, Purnima, Musuk, Nganbi
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