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Khom Loy Sustainable Agriculture Project

 
$1,005
$8,995
Raised
Remaining

Summary

This project will provide 200 poor Hill Tribe families residing in mountainous resettlement villages in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, with animals and materials to become financially independent.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project is designed to help alleviate poverty among 200 of the poorest Akha, Lahu and Karen Hill Tribe families living in resettlement zones in Chiang Rai, Thailand. By providing these formerly nomadic families with the means to feed themselves and participate in the market economy through pig husbandry, fish farming and crop cultivation, the project assists in their adjustment to life in mainstream Thailand.

How will this project solve this problem?

For just $205 per family, the Khom Loy Project provides Akha, Lahu and Karen Hill Tribe families with pigs, pigpens, fish, ponds, seeds and training to help them feed themselves and generate income as they join Thailand's cash economy.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Khom Loy Project will make it possible for 200 Hill Tribe families to feed themselves by engaging in animal husbandry and cash crop cultivation as they adjust to life in permanent settlements and interact with the lowland Thai market econony.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,005

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 $1,005 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Funded

Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $1,005 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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Organization

Friends of Thailand

San Francisco, California, United States
http://www.friendsofthailand.org

Project Leader

Carolyn Nickels

San Francisco, CA United States

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