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Total loan: $7,850

Phithaya

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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic hens and organic feed for hens.


Phithaya's story

Phithaya is 37 years old and has started an organic chicken farm in her native northern Thailand. She is a member of the Karen tribe in Chiang Rai, Thailand, which is one of the several different ethnic groups who make their homes across the mountain ranges of Southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.

For her entire life, she has cultivated rice on family land in the mountains near her home. However, because prices of her goods fluctuate, her income is very unpredictable and is rarely enough to support her family. Therefore, she decided to work with Hilltribe Organics to start raising organic eggs. This would be her second loan with Kiva.

She wants to purchase 700 egg-laying organic hens and feed for them to raise on her farmland. Selling the eggs will provide a continuous monthly income for her family and will allow them to clear the family's debt.