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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

  • Adi Litiana
    Fiji
    Adi Litiana received a loan from Sarah to purchase a large oven, baking trays, baking ingredients, and other items needed.
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  • Susana
    Tonga
    Susana received a loan from Sarah to buy pandanus for her weaving business.
    Sarah
  • Eman
    Jordan
    Eman received a loan from Sarah to expand her dessert-making business, and buy a new dough machine.
    Sarah
  • Lesieli
    Tonga
    Lesieli received a loan from 1 team members to buy raw materials for her handicrafts business.
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  • Adisahtu Salifu
    Ghana
    Adisahtu Salifu received a loan from 1 team members to purchase groceries in bulk to increase her profit margin.
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  • Pilimilose
    Tonga
    Pilimilose received a loan from 1 team members to buy pandanus [raw material from plants] for her weaving business.
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  • Yan Carlos
    Colombia
    Yan Carlos received a loan from 1 team members to buy corn, sugar, squash, and a large pot.
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  • Huệ
    Vietnam
    Huệ received a loan from 1 team members to buy more cloth to make clothes.
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  • Mariam Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Mariam Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy a supply of 1 sack of cassava flour and 1 sack of corn to strengthen her initial capital.
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  • Litania
    Tonga
    Litania received a loan from 1 team members to buy pandanus for her weaving and also pay for her son's tuition fees.
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  • Tampouy Nongtaaba Group
    Burkina Faso
    Tampouy Nongtaaba Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy 60 packs of hair extensions and 1 box of beads. She wants to save her profits.
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  • Sabiu
    Nigeria
    Sabiu received a loan from 1 team members to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

35
Team Members
$21,000
Amount Funded
828
Loans
23.7
Loans per member