Total loan: $50,000
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Rong Kwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts
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A loan helped will help create more employment opportunities for marginalized rural hill-tribe artisans in Thailand.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks's story
This loan may have higher risk but higher impact. Learn more here. Check out their beautiful video here. The Problem Yellow Leaf weavers are among the 1.2 million hill-tribe members in Thailand who exist on society’s lowest rung; many lack civil-rights and social services as aliens in their own country. They are vulnerable to exploitation (sex trafficking, child labor, indentured servitude) and subsist in extreme poverty on less than $1.50/day. The Solution Yellow Leaf Hammocks provides the foundation for revolutionary social change: a stable, middle-class income. Extreme poverty underlies a host of social ills (e.g., civil rights violations, environmental degradation, denial of education, malnutrition & disease). This tremendous income boost empowers weavers to improve conditions for their families and community, breaking the cycle of poverty. Weavers value the independence and fluidity of their work, which allows them to preserve essential cultural traditions. Loan Use and Impact The loan will be used to create new income opportunities for Yellow Leaf’s artisans by expanding Yellow Leaf’s online presence, digital marketing strategy and retail presence. Note: Yellow Leaf Hammocks is also a Kiva Field Partner. To learn more, visit their page .