A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase three more piglets, raise them and sells for profits.

Bethel Lom Group's story

Kimlhing is the featured borrower of Bethel Lom and she is pictured with her hand raised. She is blessed with five healthy boys and her husband serves as a teacher in a government school. All the boys are still in school and she usually manages the household chores on her own. She also laughs out loud saying, “Raising five boys is a total menace!"

She is also raising pigs besides managing the boys and the chores. Piggery is the only option left for Kimlhing to generate an income for the family because she needs to stay at home for the children. She also made a good profit recently after she sold the fully grown pigs. She was able to pay back the loan and also used a portion of her income for her children’s education.

She says that so far she has not faced any difficulty in raising pigs and finds it easy because the bigger boys are also helping her in feeding the pigs when they have holidays or vacations.

With the Kiva Loan, she will buy three more piglets, raise them and sell them when they are fully grown. She aspires to expand her piggery in the future, make savings in the bank, and build a house. Kimlhing says that her only savings so far are with the group members and she wishes to have her own savings account in the bank. She will work really hard to be more successful in her piggery and also in bringing up her boys.

She thanks WSDS and Kiva for the financial aid and wishes both healthy and prosperous years ahead. She says “Thank you, Kiva.”

In this group: Kimlhing, Nengcha, Hechin, Phalnu, Kimneo

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