Community Center & Family Gardens in Thailand-UNC



Nourish International, in partnership with the community-based Thai NGO, Pattanarak, will build 50 backyard gardens and a community cultural center to serve displaced Burmese families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Civil unrest in Myanmar has led many Burmese to cross the border into Thailand. In areas like Kanchanaburi province, displaced Burmese communities are threatened by high rates of child malnutrition and limited land suitable for agriculture. These vulnerable populations lack a voice within Thai government, have little or no access to public education and other services, and are largely excluded from Thai civil society.

How will this project solve this problem?

Nourish and Pattanarak’s gardens will improve the villages’ food security by allowing families to generate food for themselves. Building a community center will provide a cultural center and a location for activities like the village savings group.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will help 50 families in Sangklaburi overcome malnutrition, achieve food security, and will foster culture and community for 170 households through the multipurpose center in Raipa village.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,267

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 $6,267 .  The original project funding goal was $8,830.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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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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Project Leader

Kathryn Cox

Chapel Hill, North Carolina United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Community Center & Family Gardens in Thailand-UNC
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