Total loan: $7,700


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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic chickens and organic feed to produce organic eggs to sell and provide a steady income for his family.

Lorsong's story

Lorsong is 53 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 that make their homes across the mountain ranges of Southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.

For Lorsong's entire life, he has grown vegetables 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 Hill Tribe Organics to start raising organic eggs. This would be his 4th loan with Kiva.

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