Total loan: $1,775


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Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to grow her weaving operations by investing in raw materials to increase her earning potential.

Kodchanipha's story

Kodchanipha was only able to go to school until the sixth grade and this abrupt end to her education shaped most of her adult life. For years she dreamed of being able to leave the back-breaking labor of field work, but her working options were limited. She and her husband Sakorn have two children and they knew that they had to support their family with any farm work they could find.

When Kodchanipha heard about the government-sponsored training for hammock weavers, she knew it was the answer she had been looking for. She was able to train with experienced teachers, work alongside other new weavers and earn a good wage while she learned to make perfect hammocks. It didn’t take her long to decide that she wanted to become a “full-time” weaver and leave the fields for good.

Now her husband is working as a hired hand in town and her oldest child is attending University Naraisuan, a highly respected scientific college in Phitsanulok. Kodchanipha is proud that they can afford to have their children receive an education instead of working like she did when she was a teen. Just a few years with a good stable income have made a tremendous difference in her family’s life!

This loan will allow Kodchanipha to earn money to finish construction of her new house, which is proudly built with her profits from hammock weaving!