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Total loan: $7,675

Meethu

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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic hens and organic feed.


Meethu's story

She is 44 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 who 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 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 has demonstrated she is a responsible caretaker of hens.

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 the family's debt.