A loan of $1,100 helped a member to purchase three more piglets to raise and sell.


Ngailut Group's story

They are called the “Ngailut” Group and they have been associated with WSDS since 2010. They are a group of six women from a tribal community and live in a very small and remote village in the state of Manipur, in the Northeastern part of India.

The profile representative of “Ngailut” Group is Nengneikim. She is the one on the extreme left of the picture with her right hand raised. She has two sons and one daughter and her husband is a daily wage earner whose income is not enough to meet the daily expenses of the family. Being a woman, she cannot do hard labor work so she weaves and, with the minimal sum of money she gets, she runs the house.

She is an active member of the group and a very efficient, dedicated and hardworking woman. With the first loan from WSDS, she bought two piglets. After a year and half, they had grown to full size and were ready to be sold in the market. With the profit she earned, she could repay the loan on time and with the remaining, she was able to buy some other essential requirements for the family and some household items.

With this Kiva loan, she will buy four piglets and construct a bigger pigsty to set up a piggery farm in the future. She also said that she has a bigger dream of purchasing a mini van for public transportation, which she said will benefit the people in her village and the surrounding villages and at the same time she will also be able to benefit from it. In order to fulfill her dreams, she manages regular monthly savings from her profits in her new bank account. And she is hopeful that after five to seven years, she will have enough money to fulfill her dreams.

She wants to thank Kiva and WSDS for the support they have rendered to her and to the group. The rest of the group members are engaged in weaving, tailoring, a piggery and other income-generating activities. She said that all of them are eagerly and patiently waiting for the Kiva loan.

In this group: Nengneichong, Nengneilhing, Nengneikim, Nengneilam, Neijahoi, Kimneineng



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