Total loan: $1,275


Khwao Sinarin, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy Thai silk thread, dying color, and materials for making Thai traditional skirts.

Mali's story

Mali is a 62-year-old widow woman who is living currently with her 80-year-old mother, and she has to take care of her mother alone. Growing jasmine rice has been the main occupation of her family. Moreover, to earn more income, she has also woven Thai traditional skirts made from Thai silk after finishing activities in the paddy field. She learned weaving from her mother when she was young.

In the past, Mali had worked as a babysitter in Bangkok, and then she decided to come back to her hometown because she needed to take care of her mother.

As a Thai silk traditional skirt seller, she is basically capable of producing two pieces per week and sells (wholesale) to the OTOP shop in the nearby city and customers in the same village occasionally. During this time, she plans to increase a piece of the product, so she needs a loan to buy more Thai silk thread, dying color, and materials for making the Thai traditional skirts. The loan would help her to increase the number of skirt per week as well as monthly income from selling the product.

In the future, based on her potential, she still plans to continue the occupation because she is able to work at her house and have more time to take care of her mother.