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Total loan: $1,350

Sumanee

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Sikhoraphum, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to buy silk fabrics and materials for making silk bags.


Sumanee's story

Sumanee lives with her husband in the Kuy community of the northeastern region of Thailand. Her family basically earns income from cultivating a jasmine rice farm and she also makes silk bags for selling.

She learned to make the silk bags from an occupational group in her village because she needed to find a second job to increase her family's income. During this period, she has looked for an opportunity to expand the business and then applied for this Kiva loan to buy silk fabrics and materials to make the silk bags.

The loan will help her to have sufficient materials for the making of the silk bags, as well as a support to a woman artisan in the rural area to increase her income.