Keeping Families Together – Year 2

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$14,400 $14,500
Project Code: THA-LIF-KFT-P02


This project is located in the far north-east of Thailand in rural villages and towns near Chiang Rai. Year 1 of the project worked in schools, prisons and youth detention facilities, together with community income- generation projects. Year 2 of the project works with poor communities to provide simple income-generating projects to support families and individuals who are afflicted by disease, family breakdown and poverty. By educating and supporting families with health education and setting up income-generating projects such as chickens and fish farms, it allows children to be kept in school, in a family and in a community.

Why support this:

Our partners have worked in this area for over 25 years and have a proven track record in the community. Relationships have been built and consolidated over a long time. Our partners are well networked with local Thai government departments and other NGOs (non-government organisations) in the area. Income-generating projects give families a way to stay together and to support themselves, leading to education for children, improved nutrition and access to health services.


$14,500 for Year 2 of a two-year project.

The budget will provide 10 health education programs in each of two local schools, and 6 programs in a women’s prisons and a youth detention centre and enable small income-generating projects for 13 vulnerable families, a youth camp for 70 students, two school income generation/lunch programs and promotion of World AIDS Day across a range of venues.

The Need:

Northern Thailand is poor and is challenged by HIV/AIDS, family break-down through drugs and alcohol and poverty – all of which creates orphaned and disadvantaged children living in the local communities. This breaks down the fabric of a society. There is a big need to build up families and keep them together to create strong communities.

Expected Life Change:

  • Economic empowerment of the family in a community setting allows children to grow up in a more stable environment, to have better nutrition and to attend school
  • Simple income-generating projects encourage families to become self-sufficient and productive members of their community
  • Education on HIV/AIDS/drug awareness and the like empowers families to protect themselves from predatory harm and behaviours

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