A loan of $2,150 helped a member to purchase advanced ink cartridges for her Xerox machine to make more profit.

Nisopah B Shg Group's story

Nisopah (B) Group consists of 14 diligent women members from a village which is about 45 km away from the capital of Manipur State. It is also one of the northeastern states in India. Blissful Kimneihoi represents the featured borrower for the group, and she is pictured with her hand raised. The group's main motive is to bring about financial stability in their own families and support one another in times of need.

Kimneihoi runs a public call office in the town market. She also installed a photostat machine to generate extra income. The shop generates good income, as there are very few in town who run a photostat shop or own a printer. The irregular power supply in the town also gives an advantage to her shop, as she uses an external power generator to run the shop. She also sells eatables in the shop. The meagre income generated by her husband from farming is insufficient and, therefore, she also bears most of the household expenses for the family. During off-season, her husband usually helps her in the shop by getting all required items, such as petrol and printing papers, from the main market.

With this Kiva loan, she will purchase good quality ink cartridges and get the Xerox machine serviced for better results. She says maintenance of the machine is difficult when other priorities, such as kids' education, need to be a focus. This loan will be used for servicing the machine and purchasing ink cartridges. Kimneihoi says, “Thank you so much, Kiva!”

The rest of the group members are engaged in weaving, running a piggery, poultry and farming.

In this group: Kimneihoi, Chinnei, Kipneihoi, Neichong, Chongneilam, Thethem, Lhingkim, Hoineikim, Nengneikim, Melody, Veineithem, Tinkhohat, Veineineng, Boicy

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