Total loan: $3,600


Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped To buy feed for chicken.

Somphon's story

Somphon has an organic chicken farm in his native northern Thailand. He is now in their mid 30's, raising their three primary school-aged children, and looking after his's parents. He is a member of the Karen tribe in Chiang Rai, Thailand, one of several different ethnic groups who make their homes across the mountain ranges of southern China, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, and Thailand. For his entire life, he has grown corn on family land and worked as a farmhand in the mountains near his home. But because prices of his farm goods go up and down, his income is very unpredictable, and is rarely enough to support his family. He has 700 egg laying hens to raise on farmland. Selling the eggs he gets every day can potentially more than triple the income he makes currently. His egg farm will give him and his family a monthly source of cash for their lives, which he plans to use to send his children to study.