A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase two more piglets and construct a bigger pig sty.

Sahei Lom Group's story

Hetin lives a very busy life since she lives with her in-laws and has to take care of them. She is a caring daughter-in-law. She takes care of her in-laws, kids and also raises pigs. She joined "Sahei lom" group with four other economically active women and she is the featured borrower member. She is pictured with the raised hand.

Hetin raise pigs but she was never in the position to buy more than three piglets. The insufficient capital always paralyses Hetin from raising pigs in good numbers. The pig sty that she has is also small and she needs more money to buy piglets and feed too. She raises pigs near the house because her in-laws are old and she can't leave them on their own. She purchase feed for the pigs in stocks from the market because she doesn't have time to collect food for the pigs in the nearby fields. She barely collects food for the pigs.

With the Kiva loan she is planning to purchase two more piglets and renovate the present pig sty by extending the perimeter. Hetin says if her plan is successful, then she will open a bank account and make some savings so that she can build a house. At present her only savings are with the group and it is a small savings. She is elated to share that, with the assistance of the loan, she will now be able to construct a bigger pig sty and purchase two more piglets. She thanks WSDS and Kiva for reaching her and also requests to continue assisting the "Sahei Lom" group in the future.

In this group: Hoilam , Lhingneilhing, Nemhoikim, Hetin, Helhing

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