A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy tobacco leaf to make tuibuh tui (liquid tobacco) and sell it to make more profit.


Grace Group's story

Mankhoniang is a loving and hardworking mother. After her husband’s death, she became the family’s sole earner. She takes care of her four children and family affairs all by herself. She is 55 years old and lives with her children in Churachandpur, which is 60 km from the city of Imphal, Manipur, one of the states of India. Her two sons are doing sand sheaving on a daily wages basis.

As the cash flow in the family is unreliable, Mankhoniang engaged herself in making liquid tobacco (local name: tuibuh tui) as a business. She usually buys the tobacco leaf from the market or from a distant village, and then brews it. The extracted liquids are bottled, and she sells them in the market.

She wanted to invest more money to expand her business. However, due to the shortage of money, she could not prepare more than 20 liters. She runs her business and family with the little amount her husband had left as a pension. With the Kiva loan, she will buy more essential products to continue with her business.

She thanked Kiva for being such a great help. Likewise, the rest of the group members are doing grocery shop, weaving and variety store businesses.

In this group: Mankhoniang, Chingngaihnem, Chingmuankim, Grace, Nianghoihkim



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