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Total loan: $7,250

Loko

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Chiang Rai, จ.เชียงราย, Thailand / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase hens and feed for an organic egg farm.


Loko's story

Loko is 55 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 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 third loan with Kiva. He has shown himself to be a responsible caretaker of hens.

With this new loan, Loko wants to purchase 800 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 have a respectable life.