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Total loan: $7,975

Aphong

Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy new organic hens and organic hen feed.


Aphong's story

The borrower has an organic chicken farm in his native northern Thailand. He is now in his late 40s and 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 beans on family land in the mountains near his home. 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 been associated with Hilltribe Organics for a couple of years and has demonstrated to be a good and responsible caretaker of hens.

With this money, he will buy 700 organic hens to raise on farmland, and organic feed for them. Selling the eggs will help him in the subsistence of himself and his family, and will enable him to get better income. Organic chicken egg farming will give him and his family a monthly source of cash for their lives.