Total loan: $1,775


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Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

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

Fuengfa's story

Fuengfa lives in the village of Huay Hom, in the mountains of Phrae Province, Thailand. Fuengfa has been married for many years, but her husband has gone abroad to work in Israel, hoping to improve their family's income. Fuengfa remained behind in the village with their four children, all of whom go to the school in the village.

Fuengfa started weaving hammocks because the flexible schedule enabled her to raise her children without interruption. She soon found that the wages were far better than what she was able to earn through farming labor. Hammock weaving provides a steady income that she uses to buy groceries, pay her electric bill, and take care of other incidental expenses around the home.

Fuengfa says, "I grew up very poor, but now I have some things that I never dared dream about as a little girl. We have a TV, fans to keep us cool, a rice cooker and a mobile phone. My phone has an app so I can talk to my husband half way around the world! It's like a miracle!"

Now she's taking it to the next level by beginning to weave hammocks full-time with her Kiva loan. If things go well, she hopes to be able to bring her husband home to their family.