Civil unrest in Myanmar has led many Burmese to cross the border into Thailand. In areas like Kanchanaburi province, displaced Burmese communities are threatened by high rates of child malnutrition and limited land suitable for agriculture. These vulnerable populations lack a voice within Thai government, have little or no access to public education and other services, and are largely excluded from Thai civil society.
Nourish and Pattanarak’s gardens will improve the villages’ food security by allowing families to generate food for themselves. Building a community center will provide a cultural center and a location for activities like the village savings group.
The project will help 50 families in Sangklaburi overcome malnutrition, achieve food security, and will foster culture and community for 170 households through the multipurpose center in Raipa village.