A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy used clothes and sell them.

Lendou Lom Group's story

Chinlhing is married and she has six kids. She lives in a village with her husband and her kids. Her husband is a daily wage earner and he also serves as an executive member in the Village Authority Board. Chinlhing is the featured borrower of the Lendou Lom group and she is pictured with her hand raised.

She used to raised pigs and sell them when they were fully grown. She talks of her experiences and all the difficulties she faced while raising pigs. There were times when contagious diseases infected the pigs and, since she could not afford standard treatment, the animals had to be slaughtered to prevent the spread of disease. It is a big loss for people like her, because the pigs were bought with a loan which has to be repaid even if the pigs die. So she decided to quit the piggery and start a new business.

She wants to start a garment-selling business by taking out a loan. She will get used clothes from the city and sell them in the village and in the neighbouring villages. She has decided to start this clothes-selling business because the town market is far from the villages and she can get the advantage of selling door to door or from one village to another village. She wishes to buy a refrigerator, a medium sized bed and vanity table for the family at the end of the year if she can make some savings from the business.

The rest of the group members are also engaged in income generation activities like Dukan, poultry, cattle rearing, and vegetable selling business. The profits that they made are used for family expenses.

She wishes Kiva a successful journey and a great accomplishment ahead.

In this group: Chinlhing, Ngahneng, Lamneilhing, Lamneng, Lhingneineng, Hoineichong, Hoineikim, Lamlhing, Nengchong, Nemneineng

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