Happy holidays all the way from Thailand!
The Branch Foundation would once again like to express our enormous thanks for your generous donations. The unwavering support you’ve shown has given peace of mind to vulnerable communities across South-East Asia.
Fortunately no emergency situations have affected South-East Asia since our last report. In light of this lack of disasters in the region, we’d like to bring your attention to a prominent food security concern we’ve been combating over the last year.
The residents of the Shan Refugee camp (Koung Jor), based in northwestern Thailand, have scarcely enough space to raise livestock or grow vegetables. This geographic challenge has led to a distinct lack of available protein, making the community prone to malnutrition and illness. Throughout 2012, we’ve supplied the camp with protein-rich Yellow Beans, ensuring that those in the community can lead healthier lives. This March, we plan to use $300 of your donations to continue providing the Shan Camp with Yellow Beans for 3 more months. Without these beans, health conditions within the camp would decline once again.
Your continued generosity is essential to the livelihoods of those in the Shan community. Upon realizing that people benefit as much from healthy minds as the do from healthy bodies, we recently launched an exciting education project based in the camp. We hope you can take a moment to click the link below and empower the Shan youth to realize their full potential:
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season,
Tom Rosen and The Branch Foundation Team
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