Khom Loy Sustainable Agriculture Project

by Friends of Thailand

Summary

This project will provide 200 poor Hill Tribe families residing in mountainous resettlement villages in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, with animals and materials to become financially independent.
$10,000
total goal
$8,995
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

This project is designed to help alleviate poverty among 200 of the poorest Akha, Lahu and Karen Hill Tribe families living in resettlement zones in Chiang Rai, Thailand. By providing these formerly nomadic families with the means to feed themselves and participate in the market economy through pig husbandry, fish farming and crop cultivation, the project assists in their adjustment to life in mainstream Thailand.

Solution

For just $205 per family, the Khom Loy Project provides Akha, Lahu and Karen Hill Tribe families with pigs, pigpens, fish, ponds, seeds and training to help them feed themselves and generate income as they join Thailand's cash economy.

Long-Term Impact

The Khom Loy Project will make it possible for 200 Hill Tribe families to feed themselves by engaging in animal husbandry and cash crop cultivation as they adjust to life in permanent settlements and interact with the lowland Thai market econony.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.friendsothailand.org
Khom Loy Development Project
The Mirror Foundation

Organization Information

Friends of Thailand

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.friendsofthailand.org
Project Leader:
Carolyn Nickels
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $1,005 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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