Total loan: $1,275


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Mueang, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase Thai silk, dye color, and materials for weaving.

Somphon's story

Somphon is a 54-year-old woman living in a Khmer community in Surin province. At the moment, she lives with her elder sister. Basically, her family makes a living with two main occupations: selling Thai silk clothes and cultivating a jasmine rice farm.

Somphon learned to weave from her parents when she was only 12 years old, and she is very skilled at weaving. In the last month, she already repaid her first loan to Kiva and then applied for a second one to purchase more Thai silk, dye color, and materials for weaving.

The loan would be very helpful for her to continue and run the business smoothly. Especially during the spread of COVID-19, she needs to generate more income for living.