Total loan: $1,775


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Rongkwang, จ.แพร่, Thailand / Arts

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A loan helped to buy supplies and yarn to increase her income this coming year.

Yer's story

Yer is a member of the Hmong tribe from Northern Thailand. Although she did not have the opportunity to attend school, she was able to learn to read and write in both the Thai and Hmong language. Prior to weaving hammocks, Yer worked as a laborer in slash and burn farming. Agriculture in the part of Thailand where Yer lives is far from easy. Opportunities in this remote part of Thailand are limited to farming in slash and burn agriculture, which requires hard labor and exposes one to dangerous conditions and pesticides. Alternative employment is scarce, unless one is prepared to move to a big city, far away from family and familiarity. Hammock weaving has not just been an excellent alternative, but a significant improvement to Yer’s quality of life and provides a much needed increase in income. Yer says, “The steady, dependable income I get from weaving hammocks helps our entire family a lot!” With this loan Yer will be able to invest in raw materials and secure consistent weaving work this coming year.