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Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials to ensure that her hammock business continues smoothly despite global uncertainty.


Thai's story

Thai has lived through a long period of upheaval - the world around her has completely changed since she was born in 1959. Now she has raised two grown children and several grandchildren, but she is still full of energy and wants to contribute to her family.

She learned to weave hammocks when her mother-in-law became ill. Thai wanted to find work that would enable her to stay at home and care for her mother-in-law, so she asked some friends who were weavers to help her learn.

Thai’s children had a full education - they can read and write (and also speak some English, which makes her proud) but she was only able to go to school until the 4th grade. Her neighbors weave with her and help her read the hammock design sheets. Despite this obstacle, she is an excellent weaver and a very prolific one!

Her husband, Prahert, is a farmer who grows feed corn. The price of corn has been very volatile in recent years, so the family is especially happy to have a more consistent income from Thai’s weaving.

Thai's loan will help her invest in raw materials for hammock weaving and stabilize her income so that she can work steadily, manage her household budget, and continue to reinvest in her family.