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Baoh sponsored her daughter-in-law, Suhr, by taking out a $60 loan from the weaving fund in her name. She gave the loan to Suhr in September 2018, who at the time did not have a loom, the ability to weave, or any source of income to support her young family. Suhr used the loan to buy the raw materials essential to start weaving, cotton and silk, and a piece of necessary equipment for her loom, a reed. Over the next few months, Baoh worked with Suhr, teaching her how to weave with these new materials.
It turned out that Suhr has a natural talent for weaving, learning the trade very quickly. Currently, Baoh sells Suhr’s scarves in front of her shop to passing tourists because Suhr’s loom and home are located in the back of the village, out of sight of most visitors. Baoh has been selling Suhr’s scarves with great success, splitting the income 50/50 between the two artisans. With the help of the weaving fund and the kindness of her mother-in-law, Suhr has a found a source of independence and self-sufficiency in weaving and is excited for her future with the trade. She has been using her income from weaving to feed her family and to buy silverware, plates, and other household goods for her new home.