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Wiyada

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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic hens and organic feed.


Wiyada's story

Wiyada is 33 years old and has started an organic chicken farm in her native northern Thailand. She is a member of the Thai 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 her entire life, she has grown vegetables on family land in the mountains near her home. However, because the 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 third loan with Kiva. She is responsible for caring for the hens. She wants to purchase 700 more egg-laying hens to raise. Selling the eggs will provide a continuous monthly income for her family and will allow her to clear her family's debt and take care of her family properly during this distressed time.