A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase cloth materials for sewing mosquito nets and earning more income.


Deilhen Shg Group's story

“Deilhen” means "chosen few" in Thadou dialect. Deilhen Shg group includes 12 women members who come together as one and form the group. They believe in hard work and loyalty. Mary is one of the member in the group and she is the featured borrower member. She is pictured with her hand raised. She is engaged in a tailoring business and the town also acknowledges her work. Total dependence on her husband's income would surely bring them a huge debt with children's education fees and other expenses. She shares the family expenses by generating extra income from tailoring mosquito nets. Managing family expenses and efficiently running the business is not easy with little profits. Demand is high but sometimes she fails to supply because she can't afford the capital expenditure to purchase a the whole roll of the cloth to make the nets. Customers usually bring the cloth material to stitch when she can't provide it. Then she gets paid only for the labour she spends on tailoring. This is the biggest drawback in her business and she is determined to overcome this issue. With the Kiva loan, she will purchase cloth material in bulk and sew the nets. All the generated income will be accounted as hers. That way, she has more opportunities to expand her business. She will repay the loan on time and will surely expand her business and earn more income. She aspires to own a more advanced sewing machine in the future and also to hire an assistant to efficiently run the business. She thanks Kiva and WSDS for the wonderful work and says she will always remain grateful. The rest of the group members are engaged in piggery, selling ice cream, and grocery, pharmacy and vegetable businesses.

In this group: Mary , Nengneikim, Kimneo, Momoi, Tinneihoi, Kimjoujam, Nengkhochong, Lhingcha, Kimsy, Hoipi, Hatneichong, Jeny
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