A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy chicks to raise and sell them.

Joujam Lom Group's story

“Behind every strong soldier, there is even stronger woman who stand behind him, supports him and love him with all his heart.” This line is an indication of a very strong woman called Henem. She is featured with her raised hand and is a member of the Joujam Group. Her husband serves in the Indian paramilitary force and is stationed outside the state. Henem takes care of her three children all by herself because her husband comes home only once in a year during his work leave. She always encouraged her husband that both had to work hard and live an independent life.

Henem runs a variety shop in her house. She sells potatoes, cereals, sugar, milk powder, paan, dry tobacco, local cigarettes, toothpaste, soap, detergent powders, candies, toffees, etc in her variety shop. She is delighted to share that she purchased a refrigerator and vanity from the small savings she made by running the shop. She successfully paid back her previous loan and she aspires to get another loan and start another side business.

With the Kiva loan, she is planning to buy chicks and raise them for sale. Henem believes that she will be able to sell them at the nearby police station, where the police officials are stationed. She will run her shop and raise chickens too. She also says that she still lacks skills and knowledge about poultry, so she will get poultry experts to help her out when she starts her poultry business. She aspires to become a successful businesswoman and a responsible housewife. She will try her best to work things out and believe in her dream. She is thankful towards all the lenders.

The other group members are engaged in ginger farming, a piggery, poultry, and vegetable farming. They are also very hard working, optimistic and always looking forward to development.

In this group: Henem , Vahneichong, Nenghoi, Thenneikim, Chinneivah, Lamneichong, Lamdeineng, Tongnem*, Lhingnem, Tingbem
*not pictured

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