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Total loan: $2,450
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Canaan Group

India
Bishnupur, India / Fishing

A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy more varieties of fish and fishing equipment such as landing net, fishing rod and reels.


Canaan Group's story

Levish, with her hand raised, is the featured borrower of Canaan SHG. She lives in Bishnupur, which is 25 km from the main capital city of Imphal, Manipur in the northeastern region of India. She is a mother of two sons. One of her sons is a schoolteacher in the village and the other one is an auto driver. Her husband was in the military but he took a voluntary retirement due to his poor health.

Levish’s main source of income is a fishery pond near her house. Every morning and evening, she goes to the pond, catches fish and sells it in the nearby market. With the WSDS loan, she wants to expand and put more varieties of fish in the pond. Apart from this, she wants to buy new fishing equipment such as landing net and a rod and reel. Since the household income is not sufficient to run the family, Levish wants to concentrate fully on her fish-selling business because fish is considered as a staple food in Manipur and the demand is very high throughout the year. There’s a high chance of generating a good income. She thanks WSDS for being so considerate towards her and the group. The rest of the group members are engaged in chive cultivation.

In this group: Levish, Pathonhoi, Chosinkip, Pachonnei, Popasem, Popakip, Jatakchong, Thanglenkim, Pretty, Rengneichin
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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: March 4, 2014

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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: March 4, 2014