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Total loan: $1,925

Laaong

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Sikhoraphum, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to buy silk thread, dyeing colors, and materials for making traditional silk cloth.


Laaong's story

Laaong is a married woman living with her husband, daughters, grandchildren, and son-in-law in a Khmer community of Surin province, Northeast Thailand. Her family cultivates a rice farm to make a living and earns income from selling traditional silk cloth.

She took a Kiva loan to invest in the silk weaving business in 2020. It has been going well so far because of the good quality of her product and because she responds to the needs of her customers from online and offline channels. During this period, she looked for an opportunity to expand and continue the business and applied for a Kiva loan once again to purchase silk thread, dyeing colors, and materials for weaving silk cloth.

The loan will be very helpful for her to afford sufficient materials to make her products and will support this female entrepreneur to generate more income to spend on her family as well.