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Total loan: $7,500

Phithaya

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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 the hens.


Phithaya's story

She is 40 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 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 to be a responsible farmer and caretaker of hens.

With this loan, 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 send their children to school.