A loan of $1,675 helped a member to purchase 50 to 60 chicks, raise them and sell them for profits when fully grown.


Kinepna Group's story

To be a successful business woman, one needs to be healthy and strong. Unfortunately Hoikholhing’s health deteriorates after frequent traveling in different places or villages to sell used clothes. Her chest pain troubles her if she does hard labour.

Hoikholhing is the group representative as a featured borrower. She is on the extreme left in the picture with hand raised. She belongs to “Kinepna Group,” which means hope in their language. They called themselves “Hope Group” because they believe that everything that is done in the world is done by hope. With that concept in mind, the group is determined to work hopefully.

Hoikholhing used to sell used clothes in the village and neighbouring villages. She also sold them in the nearest town market, which is about 8 kms away from the village. She used to purchase used clothes from the city market and sell them. The profit was sufficient to manage daily expenses with a monthly savings. She started feeling chest pain after frequently traveling to make sales. She quit her used clothes selling business and decided to start a poultry business to generate income.

With the Kiva loan, Hoikholhing is planning to purchase 50 to 60 chicks in different breeds, raise them and sell them when they are fully grown. She will vaccinate and raise them with nutritional chicken feeds. There are women market vendors who sell poultry in the town market and in the city market. She will supply the poultry sellers from home without traveling distances. That way her health will be improved and subsequently she will generate income for the family.

She thanked Kiva and WSDS for this opportunity and says the essential, most requisite -- i.e. capital money -- will be provided by the esteemed Kiva via WSDS. God bless Kiva and WSDS.

The rest of the group members are engaged in growing chives. They usually sell them in the town market and in the main city market.

In this group: Domlhing, Neikhohat, Hoikholhing, Neikhokim, Phalneng, Nemngah, Lhingneilam, Chingkholhing, Themkhoneng, Neikim
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