A loan of $925 helped a member to buy piglets to raise for sale.

Kinthan Group's story

Kinthan Group has five tribal women members and all of them are hardworking. One of the group member is Machundailu; she is the featured borrower with her hand raised. Machundailu has been married for five years and has one daughter. Her husband is a cultivator. He cuts bamboo and firewood to sell at the market. Machundailu sells vegetables at the district main market. This is how she and her husband manage their family with a very small source of income.

Machundailu gets vegetables from cultivators and takes them to the district main market which is open three times a week. On the remaining days, she collects vegetables and keeps stock for the market days. She sells seasonal vegetables, but her main sales are green onions and chives. She sells green onions and chives because they grow all year round.

Machundailu says that her first loan helped her start the vegetable selling business. Machundailu says that the small profit left after repayment of the loan is not sufficient to start another business. She wants to raise piglets besides being a vegetable seller, because she feels that she can manage these two activities together efficiently. She will sell vegetables on market days and feed the pigs in the morning and evening. She will purchase piglets with this Kiva loan and raise them to sell when fully grown. She is pleased because she will be able to facilitate a piggery with the support of WSDS and Kiva.

The other group members are also engaged in selling vegetables. A vegetable selling business is the most common activity for them because it is the easiest and fastest way to make money.

Thank you WSDS and Kiva.

In this group: Machundailu, Ahomlu, Kamuna, Lungalu, Tunaona

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