Total loan: $7,800


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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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

Sombun's story

Sombun is 46 years old and has started an organic chicken farm in his native northern Thailand. He is a member of the Akha 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 Sombun's entire life, he has grown vegetables on family land in the mountains near his home. However, because prices of his goods fluctuate, his income is very unpredictable and is rarely enough to support his family. Therefore, he decided to work with Hilltribe Organics to start raising organic eggs. This would be his second loan with Kiva. He is demonstrated to be a responsible caretaker of hens and farmer.

He wants to purchase 1000 egg-laying organic hens and organic feed for them, to raise on his farmland. Selling the eggs will provide a continuous monthly income for him and his family and will allow them to clear the family's debt.