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Rehabilitating Poor Thai Fishing Communities

by Sustainable Development Foundation
Rehabilitating Poor Thai Fishing Communities


Immediate relief and long-term rehabilitation for fisher-folk, children, and workers along the Thai coast through provision of shelters and support for vocational recovery and ecosystem restoration.

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418 fishing villages along Thailand’s Andaman coast were hit by the tsunami. In 186 villages assessed so far, there were almost 300 dead or missing and almost 100 injured. The project will provide direct, immediate relief for over 2,000 small-scale fisherfolk families in these villages. In 30 of the assessed villages all houses, fishing boats and gear, which provided the day to day subsistence for these families, were completely destroyed. The damage in 232 villages is yet to be assessed.


Through community mobilization and in coordination with others, the Network will provide temporary shelters for those left homeless and support for vocational recovery. There will be an emphasis on helping communities to restore their ecosystems.

Long-Term Impact

2,000 families from 418 affected villages will receive temporary shelter. Repairing 52,911 nets and 2,477 boats will restore the livelihood of families. Communities who depend on natural resources will be helped to restore their local ecosystems.

Additional Documentation

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



Organization Information

Sustainable Development Foundation

Location: Bangkok - Thailand

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Thanks to 26 donors like you, a total of $76,352 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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