Total loan: $8,000


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Yunnan, Yunnan, China / Arts

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A loan helped to train 3 new artisans in traditional Tibetan tailoring and move her workshop to a larger space.

Sanggye's story

Sanggye has practiced sewing and tailoring of traditional Tibetan clothing for over 7 years. She crafts handmade chupa and accessories for local Tibetan people, for surrounding communities, and for incoming tourists. As demand for her products grows, Sanggye hopes to move into a new workshop and increase her production so that she can create a real business. A loan of $8,000 will allow Sanggye to invest in a new workshop space and train 3 new tailors. Training new artisan employees will allow Sanggye to increase local incomes, and preserve her traditional Tibetan tailoring techniques for the next generation.