A loan of $1,525 helped a member to purchase saplings and seeds of local onions, plant them and sell them for profit.


Rengam Shg Group's story

Thangadam is a working woman and a mother of three children, pictured at the extreme left with her hand raised.

She has a successful business with the previous loan that she got from WSDS. Her main activity is planting and selling local onions in a cycle of maximum three months time. With the loan she expects from Kiva, she wants to expand her business so that she can make more profit and help improve the family's ability to meet the challenges they came across from time to time. She wants to buy more seeds/saplings to plant and expand into other available areas of her land and to use organic fertilizer to increase the fertility of the soil to give more productivity and healthy products.

Thangadam and her other members of Rengam group mainly depend on the agricultural business by planting local onions, ginger, bananas and other items. They find it to be very profitable and make fast cash. Most of the vegetables they plant are used daily in almost every household and can be converted to cash within one to three months easily.

They go to the main Bazar every morning about 35 km away from their place of residence to sell their vegetables. Thangadam is excited to make more income by availing the loan from Kiva and also says she will repay the loan on time. She also requests that Kiva and WSDS continue supporting underprivileged women.

The other group members are also engaged in growing and selling local onions.

In this group: Doroichoi, Thangem, Perneihoi, Rumonei, Setining, Thangadam, Resomsem, Japuiem, Roimuning, Nesonteng



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