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Loko

Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase organic chickens and feed for an organic egg farm.


Loko's story

Loko is 53 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 his entire life, he has grown vegetables on family land in the mountains near his home. However, because prices for 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 2nd loan with Kiva. He is a responsible caretaker of hens.

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