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About us
This team supports the great work of WSDS-Initiate, which is an inclusive nonprofit that works with women across all tribes and minority communities in Manipur, located in the remote northeast region of India. They have close ties with community leaders, in various tribes and regions and aligns their work with the needs of the communities, therefore going into isolated hill regions where other forms of capital are not available. They lend to women over the age of 55, which is unusual for microlending organizations in India. They provide clients with loans to purchase solar lamps, which is especially impactful because most of the areas WSDS works in do not have electricity. Political unrest and frequent economic blockades in the area make it very difficult to provide services, resulting in Manipur having the lowest penetration of financial services in the country.

Location: Manipur, India      


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Team Activity

  • Shahlo
    Shahlo received a loan from Sarah buy oil and flour to make flat bread.
  • Muniskhon
    Muniskhon received a loan from Sarah to buy a large quantity of flour, in order to increase quantity of flat breads and received profits.
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  • Nasreen
    Nasreen received a loan from Sarah to buy embroidery raw materials such as threads, fancy cloth, sequins and pearls of various colors in advance, to have in stock for her embroidery business.
  • José Leonardo
    El Salvador
    José Leonardo received a loan from Sarah to buy fruit, sugar, sugar cane candy, and other supplies to make traditional sweets.
  • Maria Julia
    El Salvador
    Maria Julia received a loan from Sarah to buy silk and polysilk thread wholesale, with which she intends to increase hammock production to serve new customers.
  • Godfred
    Godfred received a loan from Sarah to invest in a new grinding machine and drill for his workshop and purchase raw materials in bulk.
  • Sophea
    Sophea received a loan from Sarah to purchase more silk fiber for weaving.
  • Lala
    Lala received a loan from Sarah to recruit 5 new workers to train and grow successful tailoring business.
  • Van's Group
    Van's Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy fertilizer for her coffee field.
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  • Barbara
    United States
    Barbara received a loan from 1 team members which helps an experienced cheesemaker open her second full-service shop and enrich her community through classes and local partnerships.
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  • Margelita
    Margelita received a loan from Sarah to purchase more stock to sell such as soap, coffee, sugar, canned goods, etc.

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