A loan of $650 helped to get her hammock business off the ground.

Sai Chon's story

Sai Chon has lived her whole life in Sugar Cane Creek Village (“Huay Oi” in Thai) in rural northern Thailand. Sai Chon and her family are Thai citizens, but as members of a small remote community they have suffered from marginalization and limited economic opportunity.

Sai Chon’s life has had many ups and downs. For many years her husband was the village headman and she was active in the village as a “first lady.” Two years ago her husband fell ill and their world came tumbling down. Their business endeavors fell by the wayside and their finances became extremely precarious. There are few safety nets for families in their position- most loans come with exorbitant interest rates and end up with families trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty.

Sai Chon trained as a weaver and found fulfillment through her hammock weaving work. She is able to secure a solid income for herself and her family and to leave the intense worry of the past few years behind.

This loan will provide her family with the needed funds to get her hammock business off the ground and grow her income to a level of ongoing stability.

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