Total loan: $7,525


Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy 700 organic egg-laying hens and feed.

Sa's story

Sa is in her early 40s and has an organic chicken farm in her native northern Thailand. She is a member of the Akha tribe in Chiang Rai, Thailand, which is one of several different ethnic groups who make their homes across the mountain ranges of southern China, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, and Thailand.

For Sa's entire life, she has grown vegetables on family land in the mountains near her home. However, because the prices of her farm goods fluctuate, her income is very unpredictable and is rarely enough to support her family.

Sa is a responsible caretaker of her hens, so she joined Hilltribe Organics to help stabilize her income. She has been involved with with Hilltribe Organics for several years. With this loan, she will buy feed and 700 new egg-laying hens to raise on her farmland. Her egg farm will provide her and her family a monthly source of subsistence income, which she plans to use to send her children to study and to clear the family's debt.

Selling these eggs will enable Sa to to live a respectable life.