Total loan: $7,875


Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic hens and organic feed.

Michue's story

Michue is 39 years old and has started an organic chicken farm in her native northern Thailand. She is a member of the Akha tribe in Chiang Rai, Thailand, which is one of several different ethnic groups who make their homes across the mountain ranges of Southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.

For Michue's entire life, she has grown vegetables on family land in the mountains near her home. However, because prices of her goods fluctuate, her income is very unpredictable and is rarely enough to support her family. Therefore, she has decided to work with Hilltribe Organics to start raising organic eggs. This will be her second loan with Kiva.

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