A loan of $3,850 helped a member to purchase a variety of yarn, threads, silk and other weaving tools.


Parhoi Sornu Lom Group's story

An inspiring mother of seven kids and a successful weaver, Ngakip is 46 years old and the featured profile member for Parhoi Sornu Lom Group. “I was not interested in studies since my childhood and instead took a keen interest in weaving and cooking,” shares Ngakip and laughs. She is a weaver and that is how she generates income for herself and the family. She also comments that one’s job may be small and difficult but the other members are very inspired because despite her irregular and meager income, she is able to support her seven kids and get them settled down. She weaves all traditional woven clothes including women's wrap-around skirts and men’s shawls. Her finished woven clothes are highly in demand in the village and nearby villages. The demand is greater during the wedding season and for cultural fests. With the Kiva loan, she is planning to purchase better, good quality yarn and silk threads to weave expensive woven clothes to sell. She is hopeful that she will be able to make a profitable investment. She says, "Thank-you so much Kiva”. The rest of the group members are engaged in a piggery, a poultry business, a vegetable-selling business and weaving.

In this group: S Domlam, S Ngakip, S Singeam, Y Liencham, R Singhoi, Rt Sonan, W Choungsum, Y Rangting, T Neiting, Y Khupthiem, W Neisor, Z Khelsomom, Y Yangsin, W Lucy, Khelboung, Tingsum
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