Oct 23, 2021

October 2021 Report

Dear Partners, 

As in the last report, I'll share the good news and bad news. 

Good news: We have 3 demonstrations lined up for November of our Child at Risk System (CARS). We have a staff specially tasked with giving demos and a list of at least 15 more children's homes to approach for demos. We brought on a new apprentice who is adding extra capacity to our development team and is specificlly working on CARS. 

Bad news: We have still not onboarded a home on the new system. We are closer but still need to do more work before it is completely ready. If you are frustrated and disappointed by that, I am too. 

It will eventually happen. Our new scalable cloud platform and the CARS app is our future and will be for years to come so the extra time and attention now is providing a more stable foundation. We still need to work on user training and training materials as part of our prepartion as well. 

Thank you for being part of our very loooong journey. 

Oct 22, 2021

Food Distribution

We have continued to distribute food and supplies to families in Northern Thailand who have been negatively effected by losing jobs due to Covid. One of our recent distributions was to a construction worker camp in Chiang Mai where 60 families were on strict lockdown and not allowed to work. We also distributed to migrant worker camps in two other locations, providing 45 and 15 sets respectively. Most recently this month we created specific food packages for 130 people in the Hot area of Chiang Mai. This was an area where most things were closed for 6 months and is just now slowly opening up. The community was very thankful for the food assistance.

Oct 7, 2021

Making Plans for Water in Dry Season

Village of Saw Baa needs clean water system
Village of Saw Baa needs clean water system

When you think of Thailand, most people picture lush jungle foliage and elephants running through the rivers with monkeys swinging from the trees.  This description of Thailand can be seen in rainy season when the rivers are flowing high and the trees are all green.  However, many people do not realize there is a dry season in northern Thailand when the rivers are only trickling and much of the jungle turns brown.  This is when strategic water systems are needed most in the northern villages of Thailand.

Our team continues to assess the needs of many villages and to make plans to meet the greatest water needs.  Several villages have old water systems that do not meet the needs of the expanding communities and need to have increased capacity to provide water, especially during the dry season running from October through April.

Other villages do not have any central water systems and rely on water deliveries to fill individual storage tanks.  As resources are available, we will be installing clean water systems to meet the demands of the whole village.

Our team exploring water supply sources
Our team exploring water supply sources
Challenge:  route clean water to nearby villages
Challenge: route clean water to nearby villages
 
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