A loan of $1,025 helped a member to refill her shop in the town market.


Sanarei Group's story

Sanarei is a group of six members and they are the residents of a small hilly village in the state of Manipur, which is located in the northeastern part of India. They are a new SHG group and they all possess the same kind of business: they sell vegetables in the town market on a regular basis. Though they do not generate a huge amount of profit from this activity, yet they say that they are able to sustain and support their families when they manage the family expenses prudently. hough they carry out their business in the hill town, they all reside in the village, which is 1 ½ km distant from the town. They come to the town market every morning and carry out their activities. The group is represented by Apabi, who is pictured with her hand raised. Apabi's husband is a daily wage earner who works in the field in the village. She has two daughters and one son. She sells some local delicacies such as boiled egg, fruits, tomatoes, chillies, dried fish, and she also sells vegetables and other items in the market. With the profit she gets, she pays the monthly and daily expenses of the children's schooling, and she is also able to manage the family's expenses. But the income that she generates from her activity is not enough to meet other requirement of the children and the family. She says she manages the daily expenses of the family but is not able to have savings. The shortage of capital for the shop is also a factor that diminishes the income from the shop. She says if she can do some savings, which will be her capital as well as her future savings, then she is shooting two birds with one stone. With the Kiva loan, she will refill her shop with more dried fish, different local delicacies and other essential commodities. She will also open an account for savings and make sure that her son gets the best education to have a successful career in the future. She thanks Kiva and WSDS for their support and wishes them good luck in the future.

In this group: Renu, Mala/apabi, Sanahanbi, Thoibi, Keinaton, Jangneichong
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