A loan of $2,050 helped a member to purchase seeds and saplings to sell in the town market.

Sutkim Group's story

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

This quote is Veijahat’s favourite and she says she always tries to do everything right. She joined Sutkim Group in the year 2009. She is pictured with hand raised and she is the featured borrower.

Veijahat rents a place in the town market shed and she sells various dried fish, dried-chilly and seasonal vegetables too. This includes seeds of pea, mustard, beans, cabbage, lady fingers, brinjals, pumpkin. She also takes advantage of seasonal plantation and sells vegetable seeds and saplings. She makes good money during the plantation season because almost the entire region is engaged in farming and people throng in the town market looking for different vegetable seeds and saplings. She also grows vegetables at the back of her house and sells them too. With the small profits she makes, she pays her monthly loan repayment, pays the house rent and also does household maintenance.

With the assistance of the Kiva loan, Veijahat is planning to purchase Kharif (summer) seeds and saplings. She will get the supplies from the city and sell them in the town market. She believes these will be useful for the villagers who can avoid spending extra for fares to get to the city to purchase the seeds. Veijahat says that after she received the loan from WSDS, she could manage the household expenses and save her husband’s salary for the children's education. She adds that her youngest son is pursuing his M.Phil in the capital city and one of her daughters is undergoing nursing training. “These are my accomplishments as a mother” says Veijahat.

She thanks Kiva and WSDS for the wonderful support shown upon her and the rest of the group members and is glad to be a part of the team and feels blessed. She also wishes a grand achievement for their future. She says “thank you, Kiva.”

The remaining group members are also very active and hardworking in their businesses. Their businesses include weaving, ginger farming, piggery, and garment selling.

In this group: Nengkholhing, Veikim, Boini, Lhaichin, Veijahat, Domneng, Kimnei, Tingbem, Kimneng, Nengjahat, Nengneihat

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