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Total loan: $900


Le Thuy, Quang Binh, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more to buy raw materials needed for making straws.

Xuan's story

Xuan is 50 years old. She lives with husband and two children in the countryside. She is hardworking and deals in selling handmade crafts, mainly straws made from bamboo.

Xuan is involved in this business in order to earn income and meet her family's basic needs. Both local people and distant buyers are her main customers.

In her business, she is challenged by inadequate capital. Therefore, she has asked for a loan in order to buy more raw materials for making straws.