A loan of $650 helped to get her own hammock production going and become an independent producer.

Nooch's story

Nooch was born in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand and moved south to Huay Om Village when she married. She was able to earn an elementary education in her childhood, but was not able to pursue her education further. Throughout most of her life, she has worked in field labor. From childhood, she has not seen any opportunities to improve her situation beyond a lifetime of toiling in toxic slash and burn agriculture.

Nooch was intrigued by the idea of weaving hammocks when she first heard about it. Although most weavers in her village are older women who can’t comfortably work in the fields, Nooch realized that her ability to read could be a big asset for the weaving team in Huay Oy. She is able to help others read their design sheets in addition to becoming a skilled weaver herself.

Nooch is excited about the prospect of becoming one of the youngest weavers to run her own business and is grateful for the opportunity to receive a loan that will help her achieve her goals.

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