EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS

by Hand to Hand Foundation
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS
EMPOWERING THE POOR WITH EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Project Report | Dec 5, 2018
New homes and new lives!!!

By Margie Grainger | Vice President, Hand to Hand Foundation

Khun Yai enjoying rice out of her new cooker
Khun Yai enjoying rice out of her new cooker

A big thanks to everyone who has given to this project. The homes are now completely finished and we have families living in them. Here is the story of how a new house has created a new life for one lady. 

Khun Yai is 62 years old and she has been poor all of her life. She grew up in the slums and then began to work on construction sites at an early age. With no place to call home, she has lived her life on the street or in simple huts made out of recycled wood and tin. In Thailand if you do not have a registered house address you cannot have access to schooling, government health care or other benefits. Her hard working life has left her in a lot of pain in her legs, arms and back rendering her unable to work.

Now that she is in her new house she has a house registration book which means she can now access 600 baht (about $20 US) per month from the governmnet. She can also go to the doctor for 30 baht ($1US) which means she has access to medicine as well. 

The furniture in her home means that now she can sleep in a bed and she no longer has to try and get up and down from the floor to sleep. She has a toilet in her house and he has bowls that are not chipped and broken to eat out of. There are shelves to put things on and she is taking great pride in keeping her place neat and beautiful. In her words; "I am so thankful for all of this. I often wondered 'why am I alive?', just to suffer. Now I am glad to be alive!!!"

We have washing machines and she is so excited about using them and she does the washing of everybody who lives there for free. Hanging it out is a struggle at times but she does it. The work is good physical therapy for her and she knows that she has purpose, she is worthy and she just loves to help. 

Thank you to everyone who gave. This is just one lady out of so many that your generosity has helped!

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Hand to Hand Foundation

Location: Pattaya - Thailand
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Project Leader:
Margaret Grainger
Pattaya , Chonburi Thailand
$33,428 raised of $40,000 goal
 
290 donations
$6,572 to go
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