A loan of $925 helped a member to buy stock for her shop and yarn.


Mary Lom Group's story

Tingbem is pictured with her hand raised and she is with the Mary Group. She has been running a paan shop in the village for the past eight years and earns extra income for the family by engaging in weaving. Life in her village gives fewer chances to Tingbem to earn and she finds it hard to refill her stock for paan-dukan due to lack of capital. She sells essential commodities like peas, chili, sugar, onion, etc. In the day time, she is busy running her paan dukan and at night she weaves for additional income. Her woven products include traditional shawls, wraparound skirts, and scarves for women in general. Tingbem takes orders and weaves accordingly. Tingbem plans to use this loan to refill her store's stock and buy more yarn for weaving. In the future, she wishes to expand her Paan Dukan into a General Store and own a shop in the market where she could sell her woven products in abundance. This loan will help her fulfill this dream.

Tingbem's husband is engaged in the construction of houses. His income depends entirely on the amount of work available. Thus, Tingbem hopes to get advanced carpentry tools for her husband when she is able to make a profit from the loan she avails. She wanted her husband to be independent in earning his own wages since he was working under the head construction workers. Due to the family’s poor financial condition, she believes that by availing this loan she could improve her family financial status. Her present plan is to build a house for themselves and to send her kids to private Institutions. For this purpose, together with her husband, Tingbem works hard.

The extension of a Kiva and WSDS loan will act as a helping hand in bringing up her kids and running her business and empower her social and financial status.

She sends millions of hugs and kisses to all the lenders.

In this group: Ngaiting, Hechong , Hethem, Chongboi, Tingbem



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