Total loan: $7,650


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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic hens and organic feed for them.

Duangdi's story

Duangdi is 50 years old and has started an organic chicken farm in his native northern Thailand. He is a member of the Thai tribe in Chiang Rai, Thailand, which is one of several different ethnic groups that make their homes across the mountain ranges of Southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.

For his entire life, Duangdi has grown vegetables on his family's 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 will be his third loan with Kiva. He has proven to be a responsible caretaker of hens.

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