Total loan: $1,300


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Mueang, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Retail

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A loan helped to buy a metal drum and materials for making a charcoal kiln.

Jittawan's story

Jittawan received a Kiva loan in 2018 to invest in the wood charcoal business and she has already paid off the loan. So far, the business has been running well. She has many customers from both inside and outside the community. Especially, she has a regular order from a restaurant in Surin city.

Importantly, during the period, she has learned about various kinds of charcoal kilns supported by experts from the network and local education institutions, and then she desired to apply the appropriate design in her business, especially the charcoal kiln made from a metal drum (200 liters). Therefore, she applied for a Kiva loan to buy a metal drum and materials for creating a charcoal kiln. She will also allocate the loan to repair the old charcoal kiln as well.

The loan will be very useful for her business to have a more effective charcoal kiln and encourage people to use alternative energy technology leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, eventually.