A loan of $2,675 helped a member to purchase more piglets to sell.

Rose Lom Group's story

Nenglhing sells piglets and generates income for the family. She belongs to “Rose Lom Group” and she is pictured with her hand raised. She is also the featured borrower of the group. Nenglhing subjugates all the challenges one can endure. She has seven kids and lives with her aged in-laws. Her husband earns a living as a sweeper in a military camp with a small regular monthly income. To manage the family finances with only her husband's income was a big challenge. Debts were piling up while she was trying to look after the kids and the in-laws. School fees, medicinal cost for the in-laws and household maintenance expenses were all borne by only her husband income.

Nenglhing started raising piglets and slowly developed her piglet-selling business. She is making rapid progress in her business. She usually travels across the neighboring provinces in the state and purchases piglets. The piglets are then sold in her village and the neighboring villages at a profit. She said, since each house raises pigs, selling piglets is not complicated and instead entices her to do better. The most challenging part of her business is transportation. The public transport is the most convenient option but the passengers sometimes complain. In order not to disturb others, a private vehicle is hired to transport the piglets. The cost is high but that is the only option left for the piglet transportation. She keeps them in the pigsty at the back of her house and does the selling.

She and her husband work side by side to manage the household expenses. With her financial assistance, the family is now able to pay back the previous debts. She wants all of her seven kids to get an education because she was deprived of a good education in her childhood days. The family financial conditions did not allow her to pursue further studies and she ended up with a mere primary education.

With the Kiva loan, she will purchase more piglets to sell and meet the demands of her customers. She is also planning to provide her customers with a credit facility if she can successfully avail the loan. She thanks Kiva and WSDS for the undeniable support and love. She wishes them great success and prosperity. The rest of the group members are engaged in piggery, weaving and vegetable-selling businesses.

In this group: Neilam, Nenglhing, Kimma, Lhingneikim, Lhingneihoi, Kimneilam, Lhaineichong, Vahjalam, Phalpi, Nengkhohoi

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