Total loan: $7,700


Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic hens organic feed to produce organic eggs.

Chan's story

Chan is 53 years old and has started an organic chicken farm in her native northern Thailand. She 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.

For Chan'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 decided to work with Hilltribe Organics to start raising organic eggs. This would be her 2nd loan with Kiva.

She wants to purchase 700 egg-laying hens to raise on her farmland. Selling the eggs will provide a continuous monthly income for her family and will allow them to clear family's debt. She has demonstrated she is a responsible caretakers of hens.