Total loan: $1,675


Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

Mi's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy raw materials to ensure her hammock business continues smoothly despite global uncertainty.

Mi's story

Mi is more commonly known by her nickname, which means "Bear." She lives in the village of Huay Hom, in the northern part of Thailand. For a long time, she and her husband were farmers near their village. Now he has gone to find work overseas because the wages are better than any work he can find locally.

Mi is alone taking care of her two school-age children and looking after their fields of rice, corn, and other crops. She says that hammock weaving has provided the additional income that she needs to stay afloat. She uses it to buy essential inputs for her farming plot, like fertilizer, in addition to meeting her family's basic needs. She's put her extra income from hammock weaving toward buying appliances that drastically improve their lives, like a refrigerator, a television set, an electric rice cooker, fans, and a mobile phone.

She is excited to take out her Kiva loan and dedicate herself to earning more money in the coming year. She says, "Our lives are hard, but they have been made easier because I am weaving hammocks."

Mi's loan will also ensure that her work isn't impacted by the global pandemic. Especially in this time of global uncertainty, Mi is grateful for your support to continue empowering her journey!