Total loan: $3,600


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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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Akkanad's story

Akkanad has an organic chicken farm in her native northern Thailand. She is now in her mid 30's.

She is a member of the Akha 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 her entire life, she has grown oil palms on family land in the mountains near her home. But because prices of her farm goods go up and down, her income is very unpredictable, and is rarely enough to support her family.

She has 700 egg laying hens to raise on her farmland. Selling the eggs she gets everyday can potentially triple the income she makes currently.

Her egg farm will give her and her family a monthly source of cash for their lives, which she plans to use to clear the family's debt.