A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy more piglets to expand her pig raising business.

Sarah Group's story

A mother of 4 (four) children, Lily raises pigs in her home yard. Lily used to weave when she was younger, but with age, she couldn’t continue and shifted her business into the piggery when she availed a loan for the first time. She is pictured here with her hand raised and is the featured member of Sarah Group. Their group is 13 strong and all of the group members belong to a tribal community. The group members share the same thoughts and analogous principles. This is the binding force to carry on with their activity and leads them in development.

Lily says that starting a business in a place like where she lives is difficult. She also adds that the lack of demand for woven products, a bigger market and low capital paralyze her business activities. Lily used to weave to supplement the family income but stopped after she experienced a backache because of the back straps she used for weaving. Lily now raises pigs and sells them when fully grown in the village and nearby villages. Lily makes more money with the piggery than she made when she used to weave. She decided to expand her piggery and raise pigs full time.

With the Kiva loan, Lily is planning to buy more piglets and more feed. Her aspiration to own a large piggery farm can be accomplished if she is successful with her planning. Lily believes that her piggery business will immensely improve the financial condition of the family. The rest of the group members are engaged in weaving, a piggery, poultry, a paan shop and animal husbandry.

In this group: Akhubi, Ngahnei, Nengcha, Lunneng, Hoikhojang, Roslin, Lily, Neneikim, Kimnei, Neikhovah, Kimneng, Ngaknei, Sennu

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