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 his chicken farm.

Thanu's story

Thanu is 54 years old and has started an organic chicken farm in his native northern Thailand. He 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.

Throughout his entire life,Thanu 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 enough to support his family. Therefore, he decided to work with Hilltribe Organics to start raising organic chicken. This would be his 1st loan with Kiva.

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