A loan of $525 helped to create a stockpile of hammocks during the off season to ensure a steady flow of income throughout the year.

Ton's story

Ton is one of the few pioneering Mlabri men who have learned how to weave hammocks and he is a remarkably skilled weaver, among his many talents.

While Mr. Ton was one of the first of the Yellow Leaf people to become comfortable among other groups, he is proud to have stayed among his own tribe and is recognized as a leader within the village.

He holds a unique position within the Mlabri community- while many Mlabri are shy and reclusive, he is a communications specialist! As a young man, he spent many years working for local Northern Thai villagers and developed an enviable fluency in Thai. He is often a spokesperson and “go-between” for the Mlabri and neighboring communities.

He has pursued many new opportunities in order to provide for his family, which he believes is an important duty for a husband and father.

With this loan, he will be able to provide stability and security throughout the coming year.

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