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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

  • Muhabbat
    Tajikistan
    Muhabbat received a loan from Sarah to purchase an embroidery sewing machine and fabrics to expand her business.
    Sarah
  • Teresa De Jesús
    El Salvador
    Teresa De Jesús received a loan from Sarah to purchase flour, sugar, yeast, cinnamon and other ingredients for the baking and sale of bread.
    Sarah
  • Fati
    Burkina Faso
    Fati received a loan from Sarah to buy 6 rolls of thread for weaving and to save money to take care of her children’s schooling.
    Sarah
  • Crisanto
    Philippines
    Crisanto received a loan from 1 team members to maintain his motorcycle for his transportation business and to buy seeds and fertilizer for his farm.
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  • Betty
    Uganda
    Betty received a loan from 1 team members to fully stock her clothing business to improve sales.
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  • Hadijah
    Uganda
    Hadijah received a loan from Grant to buy chairs, tables, and utensils for her restaurant to accommodate more customers and increase income for her children's survival.
    Grant
  • Sonia Aracely
    El Salvador
    Sonia Aracely received a loan from 1 team members to buy cloth, thread, and another sewing machine for her tailor shop.
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  • Parthana
    India
    Parthana received a loan from Sanju to purchase stocks of clothes like ladies kurtis, leggings, dresses, etc and to expand her clothing business.
    Sanju
  • Dali
    India
    Dali received a loan from Sanju to purchase a rice, sugar, salt, etc in order to expand business.
    Sanju
  • Mele
    Tonga
    Mele received a loan from Sarah to buy raw materials for her handicrafts business.
    Sarah
  • Ziyoda
    Tajikistan
    Ziyoda received a loan from Sarah to purchase special fabrics and thread to expand her business.
    Sarah
  • Hà
    Vietnam
    received a loan from Sarah to purchase sand, cement, bricks, and equipment to build a new toilet.
    Sarah

Impact   Updated Hourly

36
Team Members
$19,725
Amount Funded
778
Loans
21.6
Loans per member