A loan of $1,875 helped a member to purchase two more piglets, raise them and sell for profits.


Hannah Group's story

Hannah Group is a life saver for Jangmei. She is the featured borrower member with the raised hand. She is a farmer and ploughs on someone else’s farms with her husband and earns a daily wage. The farm products at the end of the harvest are then shared with the Zamindars (the farm owners), which always leaves her family with a very small income and harvest. Jangmei refers to Hannah Group as a life saver because after she joined the group, she could avail loans from WSDS. She bought piglets and also constructed a pig sty at the back of her house to raise them. Now, she can raise pigs as well as continue her vegetable plantations, which eventually will increase her income. She plants vegetables according to seasonal changes and keeps herself busy throughout the year. She sells vegetables to women vegetable vendors and her main supply is chives. She says her main income is generated after selling chives because it can be grown throughout the year. After she joined the group, she could send her children to boarding schools. She could pay the school expenses after she sold her fully grown pigs. She is happy to share this and says her life has made a different turn too. With the Kiva loan, she will purchase two more piglets and raise them. She has two medium sized pigs in her sty at present and wishes to increase the numbers. Her husband has constructed another pig sty for her already. Once she gets the Kiva loan, she will buy two more piglets. She chuckles and says “Very soon, I will own four pigs in my sty.” She thanks WSDS and Kiva as their partnership will assist financial support in her business. She wishes them both “good luck.”

In this group: Jangmei, Hosana, Leishiwon, Kaningailiu, Julie, Rimpuilu, Gaiduanglu, Agao, Lanpuangliu, Lumgaina
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