Total loan: $7,225


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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 them.

Than's story

He is 65 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 the several different ethnic groups who 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 1st loan with Kiva.

With this loan he wants to purchase 1000 egg-laying hens to raise on his farmland. Selling the eggs will provide a continuous monthly income for him family and will allow them to have a respectable life.