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Total loan: $1,350

Samniang

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Sangkha, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to buy a loom, silk thread, a shuttle, and dyeing color for weaving Thai silk cloth.


Samniang's story

Samniang lives with her husband and four children in a Khmer community of Surin province. Generally, people in her village cultivate jasmine rice (a famous variety in Thailand), and her family grows the rice as well. Moreover, to increase their monthly income, Samniang weaves Thai silk cloth for selling. She learned to weave from her mother since she was young and has run the business for more than 10 years.

The Thai silk cloth is trendy and popular in the area because people love to use and wear the products made from the cloth. So, it's an opportunity for Samniang for selling the product. Then, she sought a financial source and applied for a Kiva loan to buy a loom, silk thread, a shuttle, and dyeing color for weaving the Thai silk cloth.

The loan would encourage her to increase her monthly income and support a woman entrepreneur as well.