Total loan: $1,775


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Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

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Pattaraphon's story

Pattaraphon was born in a rural village and has spent her entire life living in that small, remote community. She and her family face the same troubles as many poor villagers - obstacles to employment, dependence on uncertain crop prices and a lack of formal education.

For most of her adult life, Pattaraphon was a farm laborer. Her chances to get ahead in life were limited to crop sales, and her entire year’s income was completely dependent on price fluctuations.

Weaving is an empowering opportunity for Pattaraphon and women like her. She is able to set her own schedule, work from home and earn an ample income without the risk and uncertainty of farm labor. She enjoys weaving and the power and independence it gives her. Weaving has helped improve women’s standing within the community, helping them earn greater respect from men and setting a strong example for their children.

This loan will help Pattaraphon achieve greater financial independence and stability as she will be able to plan her budget and production for the coming months.