Total loan: $7,550


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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped purchase organic hens and organic feed for them.

Mio's story

Mio is in her late 30s and has started 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 Mio'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. Therefore, she decided to associate with Hilltribe Organics to start raising organic eggs.

Mio supposed to be a responsible caretaker of her hens, and she joined Hilltribe Organics to help stabilize her income. 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 income, which she plans to use to send her children to study and to clear the family's debt. Selling these eggs will also enable her to live a respectable life.