Total loan: $1,300


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Mueang, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Food

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A loan helped to buy new machines to produce rice noodles.

Aranya's story

Aranya lives with her husband and children in a Khmer community in Northeast Thailand. Generally, most of the households in the community make a living by growing jasmine rice, and she also does that occupation. However, having only income from that occupation is not sufficient, so she sells rice noodles as well.

For selling rice noodles, she learned and inherited from her parents. During this period, she desires to increase production, but the capacity of the old machines is not able to produce as she desires. Therefore, she applied for the Kiva loan to buy new machines to produce rice noodles.

The loan will encourage her to reach her dream to expand the business, as well as support this rural woman entrepreneur.