A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase more stocks and expand the shop.


Ever Green Group's story

This is Ever Green group. They hail from a remote tribal village that is 25 kms away from the city of Imphal in the northeastern region of India. These five hard working women formed themselves a group in order to raise the bar economically, socially and financially. Since they are from an undeveloped area, they lack the facilities and privileges enjoyed by the so called elite groups.

Gailunei is the featured borrower with her hand raised. She is a mother to two children. Her husband is a private school teacher in the village. Being in a private school, he does not get a salary regularly and therefore could not meet the family's needs. Hence, in order to eradicate the worries of the family, Gailunei opened a variety shop in the village.

She keeps tobaccos, chips, soap, salt, candle sticks, matches and some daily essential products in her shop. Through the loan she avails from Kiva, she plans to expand the shop as well as store enough stock so that the shop will never run out of stock even during general strikes and economic blockades.

She also wishes to raise her two children by sending them to good school and providing them quality education. Her children are her source of inspiration. She appreciates WDSD/Kiva for being gracious to her and the group.

The rest of the women are engaged in weaving, ginger plantation and vegetable cultivation to generate more income.

In this group: Thailikliu, Adaina, Gailunei, Gaipuilu, Naomi



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