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Anonymous

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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase organic hens and organic feed for chickens.


Anonymous's story

The borrower is 49 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 his 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 Hilltribe Organics to start raising organic eggs. This would be his second loan with Kiva. He is a responsible farmer and caretaker of hens.

He wants to purchase 850 egg-laying hens to raise on his farmland. Selling the eggs will provide a continuous monthly income for his family and will allow them to clear the family's debt.