Total loan: $1,775


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Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

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

Jarunee's story

Jarunee grew up feeling like her opportunities were limited in every direction. She was not able to pursue her education beyond the 6th grade because her family needed her to help with field labor.

When she and her husband, Yut, got married and had a daughter, she was determined that her child would have a better education and would be able to seek out new opportunities. Unfortunately, their economic circumstances were still very uncertain — her husband is a corn and rice farmer and they were barely getting by each year.

When Jarunee heard about the opportunity to earn a flexible, middle-class income by weaving hammocks, she leaped at it! She was especially excited that she would be able to work from home in a flexible way, which would allow her to oversee her daughter's studies. Now the family is stable enough that her daughter is able to attend the regional boarding school, which is the best pathway for a great education. Many children can't attend the boarding school because their families need them to help with planting and harvesting. Jarunee is very proud that her weaving work supports a better future for her daughter.

This loan will allow Jarunee to jump-start her weaving operations for the coming yea by investing in raw materials and will provide her with an alternative to slash-and-burn farming.