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Total loan: $3,600

Utai

Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic feed for his chickens.


Utai's story

Utai has an organic chicken farm in his native northern Thailand. He is now in his mid 50's.

He 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 his entire life, he has grown vegetable on family land 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 triple the income he makes currently. He will use the loan to buy organic feed.

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 and to clear the family's debt.