A loan of $2,275 helped a member to construct a larger barn for the sheep that she is raising.

Lily Group's story

"Shoot for the stars, and if you miss, at least you will end among the stars." "I am following this saying," giggled Nengjadim. She is one of the members with “Lily” Group. She is pictured with her hand raised, and she is the featured borrower member for the group. She is hardworking and determined in whatever she does. Both she and her husband earn for the family, and her husband is a daily wage-earner.

The group members were all inspired through the teamwork and collaboration shown through "Nisopah Group". They are active members with WSDS, and the secretary of the group conveyed the benefits of the formation of Self-Help groups to "Lily Group".

Nengjadim raises livestock like cows, sheep and buffaloes. She generates income after selling the milk that the cow produces and also makes money by offering the buffaloes for farming purposes on a hiring basis during the ploughing seasons. She makes good money because modern farming machines are unaffordable for the village cultivators. She also raises sheep and sells them when they are fully grown.

She makes a good income, but it is completely unreliable. The source of income for Nengjadim and her husband entirely depends on seasons because during off-seasons the income is tight. Managing the household expenses and running the family without a regular income is complicated for Nengjadim. Her main trade is selling sheep in the neighbouring villages. Buyers come to her house to purchase the sheep and she also takes them to the local market and sells them at a good price.

With the Kiva loan, she will construct a better and spacious barn for the sheep. She is raising more than twenty sheep at present. She is glad that Kiva is supporting her for the barn construction, and she plans to own a minivan within ten years. The minivan will be used as a public transport between the village and the capital city.

She will open a savings account and start saving to make her plans come true. She says even if she and her husband fail to purchase the minivan within ten years, she will purchase an auto rickshaw instead. She dreams high and believes in herself that she will fulfill it.

The rest of the group members are also engaged in poultry, piggery, weaving, and ginger-farming.

In this group: Lhingneineng , Nemneilhing, Tingneihoi, Nengneikim, Kimneineng , Tingneithem, Nengjadim, Nemneichong, Bebem , Neikim , Hatkim , Neinu , Nengkim

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