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Total loan: $1,300

Malai

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Sikhoraphum, Surin, จ.สุรินทร์, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to buy silk thread, dye, and materials for weaving silk to sell.


Malai's story

Malai lives with her daughter and grandson in a Khmer community in Surin province in the northeastern region of Thailand. Her family basically cultivates rice to make a living and weaves silk cloth for selling.

She learned from her parents the silk weaving occupation when she was young, so she is very skillful in designing and weaving. Wearing silk cloth is prevalent in the area, making her product popular. During this time, she has looked for an opportunity to expand the business to increase her income and then applied for the Kiva loan to buy silk thread, dye, and materials for weaving silk cloth.

The loan will be very helpful for her to afford sufficient materials of good quality for weaving as well as to support the local entrepreneurs. In the future, she dreams of owning a small shop selling silk products in the city nearby her village.