A loan of $2,925 helped a member to purchase more chicks and also to purchase seeds and saplings for the vegetable garden.

Pahhoi Group's story

Hardworking Chichin is the featured borrower member of Pahhoi Group. Chichin is pictured with her hand raised. To live a life financially independent has always been her desire and it is also understood by her family and the group. She is blessed with three children: two boys and one girl.

Chichin is engaged in poultry and also grows vegetables at the backyard. She grows vegetables according to seasonal changes and sells them to women vegetable vendors. She can earn regularly throughout the year because the backyard is vast and looks like a little vegetable farm with various vegetables. She purchases seeds and saplings from Imphal town and plants them. She grows cabbage, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, etc. in the farm and sales are going well. She prefers to grow vegetables because she loves taking care of the vegetables and also it is her hobby.

She also raises chickens at the backyard and says it is easy for her to do both -- selling vegetables and raising chickens -- because she doesn’t go to the town and sit in the market shed to sell them. Vendors come to her house, get the vegetables and poultry, and take them back to the market for selling.

With the Kiva loan, she will purchase more chicks for the poultry and also buy winter vegetable seeds and saplings. She also said that she won’t have to worry about her children's school admission fees for the year, unlike the previous year when she had to sacrifice her business for their education.

The beginning of the year is the hardest period as new admission fees are mandatory and she also must provide new books and uniforms for the school-going children. The loan is sure to bring forth both financial and educational benefits for the family for which she is grateful. She says, “Thank you, Kiva.”

The rest of the group members are engaged in piggery, vegetable vending, weaving, managing a variety shop, etc.

In this group: Kimboi, Tingjahoi, Hemong, Ngangai, Chichin, Hatkholam, Lamchin, Lhingjathem, Jasoda, Kamala, Bembem, Thethem

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