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Total loan: $1,675

Lao

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Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

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


Lao's story

Lao lives in the village of Huay Hom, in the mountains of Phrae, Thailand with her husband and five children. Together, they grow rice to feed their family and other crops to sell. As their family has grown, so have their expenses. 

For Lao, hammock weaving has provided a steady increase in income that is much needed to support her family. After many years of weaving hammocks, she has grown to be an incredibly skilled artisan and is looking to start weaving hammocks full-time this year! Loa explains, "I can meet most of our daily expenses just by weaving hammocks. Beyond that, the money I earn helps pay for our children's further education. With a good education, they will be able to earn more money than we can and their future will be bright!"

Lao's loan will ensure that her work isn't impacted by the global pandemic and that she is able to invest in raw materials to have steady weaving work throughout the coming year. Especially in this time of global uncertainty, Lao is grateful for your support to continue empowering her journey!