A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy more imported rice and local rice, sell it, and make more income.

Deilhen (B) Shg Group's story

Caring and loving Thethem is pictured with her hand raised. She is blessed with three children and her husband makes a living by farming. Although she is married to the second son in the family, she takes the role of the eldest daughter-in-law by taking care of her differently able brother-in-law. She is the featured borrower member for Deilhen (B) Shg group. All the members live in the same village, which is about 40 kms away from the town capital of Manipur, which is also one of the northeastern states in India.

Thethem sells different varieties of rice. She gets the supplies from nearby land zamindars (large-scale land owners) and also from the main market in Imphal. Very few villagers own a paddy field and most of them depend on others' paddy fields. The harvest is insufficient and most of the villagers depend on the market for rice when in shortage. The entire family is under the financial support of her and her husband and the generated income is meagre, which usually causes her to cease her rice-selling business.

With the loan from Kiva, she will purchase rice in bulk and make good sales. She will also repay the loan without fail and will surely open a savings account and manage it to be self-sufficient in the future. She thanks KIva and WSDS for the help and wishes them all good luck.

The rest of the group members are also engaged in piggery, weaving, selling cosmetics, and wool knitting.

In this group: Thethem, Neipi, Nemjangai, Lhingneineng, Khampi, Kimhoinei, Lynda

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