Total loan: $7,875


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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.

Mabue's story

Mabue is 64 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 that 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 the 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.

With this loan, she wants to purchase 700 egg-laying organic hens and organic feed to raise them on her farmland. Selling the eggs will provide continuous monthly income for her family and will allow them to clear their debt and live a respectable life.