A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy piglets to raise and eventually sell.


Toilou Lom Group's story

“Life is a gift so one has to cherish it,” shares Tingjahat, who is a member of Toilou Lom and the featured profile member with the raised hand. She’s blessed with kids and grandkids. Her struggles to manage household expenses taught her to be prudent and practical. She grows vegetables in her paddy fields and sells them in the market place. Her produce includes yams, pumpkins, cucumbers, corn, beans, peas, etc. The bowl in the picture contains the seeds and small plants of vegetables which she will grow. She’s been in this business for the past 30 years, since she lacked education and capital to start a big business like running a variety store.

She looks forward to this Kiva loan to buy piglets to raise and sell to make good money. She will also continue her vegetable-selling business besides raising the piglets. Tingjahat’s only wish is to provide education for all her grandkids, which she failed to accomplish for her kids, due to poor financial conditions of the family. She hopes to get a profit by selling the fully grown pigs and send her grandkids to a good institute. She believes that a time will come when all her grandkids will stand on their own feet without having to follow in their grandparents’ footsteps of farming for their living. That is her wish and desire for her future but she also takes very keen interest in what she is doing at present to bring her wishes into reality.

“A home is where the heart is,” says Tingjahat and highlights the need for building a house which she can call a home. She is happy that WSDS will support and assist her in achieving her purpose and says she will always remain grateful for all the things WSDS has done for her.

Similarly, most of the members are engaged in piggery and some of them run 'paan dukan' stores.

In this group: Tingbem, Tingjahat, Lhaivah , Hahat, Nemneilhing, Tingkhonei



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