A loan of $2,800 helped a member to expand her business and rent a small showroom in Imphal for her embroidery work.

Apunba Nupi Group's story

In 2009, these hard working, non-tribal, like-minded women came together to form “Apunba Nupi Lup,” which means United Women. With steady improvement from her previous loans, Memi, the featured borrower with a raised hand, is now living a busy and happy life.

Memi’s main source of income comes from her embroidery work. Initially, she was a weaver, but later on she took up embroidering the woven products from her fellow weavers. With her good handiwork, her work load increased with time. Like every good business, she began to employ three more helpers to meet the customers' needs. At the same time, for better profit opportunities, she also took up embroidery work on mosquito nets, bed sheets and pillow covers. She is very happy with her business, especially the fact that she is in the position to pay her helpers for their work.

Now she needs a loan to further improve her business. With this loan she decided to work on home furnishing products like cushion covers and curtains. This loan, in combination with her saved money, will pave the way and contribute towards setting up a small show room in Imphal. She wishes to display her embroidered work on wrap-around skirts, mosquito nets and home furnishing materials. She hopes to establish a big show room for the said items down the road.

Similarly, her fellow members also need and are excited for this Kiva loan. They believe that the loan will to a great extent contribute towards fulfilling their plans with their respective income-generating activities.

In this group: Memi, Nganbi, Menaka, Ganga, Premlata, Rajeshori, Ranjita, Subita, Uttarani, Roshni

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