STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - A horse called the North Atherton Street Wal-Mart parking lot home for 24 hours. Hampton grazed in a field behind the store as he made the return trip to Oregon following an around the USA ride. His owner Matthew McDaniel traveled across the country to raise money and awareness for the Akha Nation.
McDaniel told WTAJ the Akha are subject to unfair land deals and human trafficking in Loas, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and China.
Originally he had hoped to buy mosquito nets with money raised on the trip, but then changed his focus.
"By the time we got out the door the economy in the us had kind of tanked you know and people were pretty discouraged about losing homes and everything, so we just said, well let's do education then so we still haven't found that golden donor so to speak," McDaniel said.
To learn more about the Akha, visit http://www.akha.org.