Total loan: $7,950


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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy chickens and feed to raise on his organic chicken farm.

Aye's story

Aye is preparing to replace his old organic chickens, which were terminated recently, with new chickens in his native northern Thailand.

He has wife and daughter. Aye is now in his late 40s.

Aye 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 used to grow corn and beans on family land in the mountains near his home. But because prices of his agri-commodity goods go up and down, his income was very unpredictable and was rarely enough to support his family.

With a given loan, Aye will be able to buy 700 new hens and their organic feed to raise on farmland. Selling the eggs he gets every day can potentially triple the income Aye makes currently.

And, because he could only sell corn and beans once or twice a year, his new egg farm will give him and his family a monthly source of regular income for their subsistence.

In the past, he has shown himself as a good and responsible caretaker of the organic chicken farm.