The Mindful Bunch
WSDS’s goal is to empower women, particularly the marginalized, by offering loans to support weavers, small businesses, and farmers, as well as championing education and solar home-lighting initiatives.
Although Kiva lender funds remain in India for 43 months, when Kiva loans are repaid within India, WSDS rolls over the repayments to fund other loans to empower women in Manipur, until the funds are remitted to Kiva at the end of 43 months. WSDS posts updates when the original borrowers repay in full; for example, this update to Chienkonpang I group.
Also, in 2015, a Kiva Fellow visiting WSDS encouraged the field partner’s representatives to chat with lenders on team boards. Feel free to ask WSDS Rep Jenny questions about Manipur visit: Here.
WSDS-initiate loans funding now on Kiva: Here.
WSDS-initiate Kiva FP Page: Here.
WSDS Website: Here.
Manipur Map: Here.
Manipur Wikipedia: Here.
Founded: 1989 Joined Kiva: 2012
As of 03/28/16:
Paying Back: 391 loans, $650K
Ended: 31 loans, $53.5K
100% to women.