Total loan: $1,775


Flag of Thailand
Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

Chanthamani's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

Chanthamani's story

Chanthamani lives in a rural village in the mountains of Phrae, Thailand. For Chanthamani, hammock weaving has provided an increase in income that is much needed to support her family and an alternative to working in back-breaking slash and burn agriculture. She has two children who she supports, and her income from weaving hammocks helps to cover household expenses. Chanthamani’s loan will ensure that her work isn't impacted by the global pandemic and that she is able to invest in raw materials to have steady weaving work throughout the coming year. She says, “The money I earn from weaving hammocks goes to cover my children's education expenses. Some of it is also used to pay our family debts. I am happy to have this steady, dependable income.” Especially in this time of global uncertainty, Chanthamani is grateful for your support to continue empowering her journey!