Total loan: $775

Dou's Group

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Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia / Arts

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A loan helped To purchase more bamboo to make baskets.

Dou's Group's story

There are four low-income people who have decided to request a loan, which they will use for a various purposes. Mrs. Dou Y., 53 years of age, has been selected to be the leader of the loan. She currently lives with her eight children and her husband, who stays at home to weave bamboo baskets to sell. To earn a living, Dou Y. has owned a small handicraft business as a bamboo basket weaver since 1980. She saves up over one hundred sets of baskets before she sells them. Dou Y. lacks raw materials for her business so she requested a loan from Kiva in order to purchase more bamboo to make baskets. The other borrowers are: N., a basket seller, is applying for a loan to use as capital to buy more items to sell. S., who sells bamboo baskets that she buys in bulk from her wholesale supplier, asks for a loan to purchase more baskets to meet the needs of her customers. S. will use her loan to purchase more raw materials to weave bamboo baskets.