A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase different types of yarn, thread and silk for weaving.

Thoibi Shg Group's story

Living a bountiful life has always been a challenge for Sundari. She is 31 years old and the mother of a beautiful daughter called Princy, who is three years old. She is the featured borrower member for Thoibi SHG.

She lives 35 kms away from the heart of the city of Imphal in the northeastern part of India. Her husband is a social worker who earns a meager income that could not meet the basic essential needs of the family. So in order to generate more income, Sundari got engaged in a small-scale weaving business and also sells food supplements. As a registered agent, she gets the supplies at a subsidized rate. Door to door selling is profitable, says Sundari.

She weaves traditional women's wrap-around skirts and sells them to the women vendors in the capital market. The demand for the finished woven product is high during festive season, which is usually fall to winter. The failure to deliver the woven products on time disappointed a number of buyers in the previous season as she could not afford to get sufficient weaving materials due to a shortage of money. So she wanted to take the help of Kiva to improve her business. She aspires to become the most successful woven product supplier in the town. She thanks Kiva for being the source of help in times of need.

The rest of the group members are all engaged in weaving.

In this group: Pishakmacha, Sundari, Sangbanabi, Asharani, Rana, Aruna
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