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Total loan: $7,875


Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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

Asong's story

He is 45 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 cultivated rice on family land in the mountains near his home. However, because prices of his goods fluctuate, his income is very unpredictable and is rarely sufficient to support his family. Therefore, he decided to work with Hill Tribe Organics to start raising organic eggs. This would be his 1st loan with Kiva.

With this loan he wants to purchase 850 egg-laying organic hens to raise on his farmland and organic feed for them . Selling the eggs will provide a continuous monthly income for his family and will allow them to clear family's debt and enable him to live a respectable life.