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Total loan: $7,650


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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

Buyung's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase chickens and feed to raise organic chickens.

Buyung's story

Buyung is 47 years old and has an organic egg farm. She is a member of the Akha tribe in northern Thailand, one of several different ethnic groups across the mountains in southern China, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, and Thailand.

For her entire life, she has grown beans on family land in the mountains near her home. But because the prices of her farm goods go up and down, her income is very unpredictable, and is rarely enough to support her family.

With this money she will buy 700 egg-laying organic hens and organic feed to raise on farmland. This will be her 4th loan with Kiva.

Selling the eggs will enable her to potentially triple the income she makes now. Because she can only sell beans once or twice a year, her egg farm provides sustainable income and gives her family a monthly source of cash for her life.

She has demonstrated herself to be a responsible farmer and caretaker of the chicken farm.