A loan of $1,100 helped a member to purchase a loom for weaving.


Naomi Lom Group's story

Lhingboi is a group member in the Naomi group, and she is the featured borrower member with her hand raised. She works hand in hand with her husband to manage the household expenses and says, “We work together for our dreams to come true”. She weaves for income while her husband is a carpenter to support the family.

Lhingboi says weaving without a loom is painful for her backbone and a lot of time is consumed to finish the woven products. She wanted to get a loom, but always failed because she has three kids to take care of. Providing them with education is not a small task for irregular incomes like theirs. She could weave only two or three wrap-around skirts in a month, provided she is in good health. The amount she gets after the sales are not sufficient to start a weaving business. There never was a time where she could spare her savings to get a loom. On the other hand, her husband earns money by woodworking, which provides an unreliable income. He gets orders for furniture and most of the time, he fails to deliver them on time because he can’t afford to buy advanced tools for his woodworking.

With the Kiva loan, Lhingboi will get a loom and try to secure her business by producing more woven products with the help of the loom. She also says that her chance for weaving at middle age is very low but with the loom, she can continue her weaving activity for a long time. And with the returns, she is planning to get advanced tools for her husband, to enable him to be successful in his business, too.

She says that both her husband and herself will continue their businesses until their kids can replace them and manage the family. She is thankful towards Kiva and WSDS for the support and wishes you great success in your own ventures.

In this group: S. Nengkim , Vavah , Lhingboi, Nenei, Lamcha, Nengkhohoi
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