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

5 Star Lom Group's story

“I like raising Pigs” says Hekim and she laughs. She has been raising pigs for more than ten years and she is a champ. She is the featured borrower member with the 5 Star Lom Group, and she is pictured with hand raised.

Hekim doesn’t spend extra money for the pigs feed because her husband works as a contractual chef in the nearby army camp. The leftovers in the army mess are brought by her husband and they use them as pigs feed. She says that if she had to purchase feeds for pigs, she would spend half of her money in buying the pigs feed, which would disable her to buy more piglets. With the help of her husband, she manages to raise pigs in the easiest way. She also manages to let her four kids get education in private schools and also rents paddy fields for ploughing since she doesn’t own one.

With the Kiva loan, she will buy five more piglets and raise them. She wants to raise as much as she can because she is not worried about the feeds. The feeds are provided free of cost from the army mess and they are enough to feed a number of pigs. Thus, she says, “The more pigs I raise, the more profit I make.”

Hekim’s future plan is to own a paddy field and a plot of land for the family. She believes in her dreams and says that her husband and she will work hard to fulfill their dreams.

She also thanks WSDS and Kiva for the support and says, “God bless Kiva.”

In this group: Hekim, Hoinu, Lhingkhohat, Hatnu, Hatkholhing

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