Rehabilitating Poor Thai Fishing Communities



Immediate relief and long-term rehabilitation for fisher-folk, children, and workers along the Thai coast through provision of shelters and support for vocational recovery and ecosystem restoration.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

418 fishing villages along Thailand’s Andaman coast were hit by the tsunami. In 186 villages assessed so far, there were almost 300 dead or missing and almost 100 injured. The project will provide direct, immediate relief for over 2,000 small-scale fisherfolk families in these villages. In 30 of the assessed villages all houses, fishing boats and gear, which provided the day to day subsistence for these families, were completely destroyed. The damage in 232 villages is yet to be assessed.

How will this project solve this problem?

Through community mobilization and in coordination with others, the Network will provide temporary shelters for those left homeless and support for vocational recovery. There will be an emphasis on helping communities to restore their ecosystems.

Potential Long Term Impact

2,000 families from 418 affected villages will receive temporary shelter. Repairing 52,911 nets and 2,477 boats will restore the livelihood of families. Communities who depend on natural resources will be helped to restore their local ecosystems.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $76,352

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $76,352 .  The original project funding goal was $969,072.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 26 donors like you, a total of $76,352 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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