Mithung is in her late 40’s, has an organic egg farm. She is a member of the Akha tribe in northern Thailand, one of several different ethnic groups across the mountains in southern China, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, and Thailand. For her entire life, she has grown beans on family land in the mountains near her home. But because prices of her farm goods go up and down, her income is very unpredictable, and is rarely enough to support her family. She has 700 egg laying hens to raise on farmland . Selling the eggs she gets every day can potentially triple the income she makes now. And, because she could only sell beans once or twice a year, her egg farm will give her and her family a monthly source of cash for her life. She will be able to put her new income towards sending her kids to school, buying better food for her family, and repairing her house.
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About Hilltribe Organics Limited:
Hilltribe Organics is a social enterprise with the aim of sustainably increasing the income of hill tribe farmers in Northern Thailand through free-range, organic chicken farms for egg production. The hill tribe people face a higher degree of poverty than many other groups in Thailand.
Hilltribe Organics supplies farmers with the organic chickens and feed and provides extensive training and expert advice to ensure farmers have all the resources necessary to carry out egg production. Hilltribe Organics guarantees to buy the eggs at a fair and agreed upon price. They then sell the eggs onto supermarkets and upmarket restaurants.