Total loan: $325


BANTEAY CHMAR, Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia / Arts

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A loan helped to buy silk and pay for loom preparation related fees.

Sovann's story

Sovann is from Banteay Chmar, a village in the North-West of Cambodia. She is 29 years old. She lives in a wooden house with her husband, her 4 years old son and her sister, who is studying in high school. Her family owns 6 hectares of rice fields and 2,5 hectares of cassava fields.

In 2002 she was trained by Soieries du Mékong, a social enterprise which fights against rural exodus and for empowerment of women by training them and offering them sustainable work in the village. Sovann makes scarves which are sold in Cambodia and Europe. She uses her weaving income to pay for her family expenses.

Thanks to the loan, she will buy the silk and pay for the dyeing and preparation of the loom. Please support her so she can keep making beautiful traditional hand woven scarves!