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  • Childhood friends uplifting women affected by conflict in southern ThailandMar 3, 2016Childhood friends uplifting women affected by conflict in southern ThailandChildhood friends Duangsuda Srangamphai and Chehyoy Dama, originally from Thienya village, Pattani province in southern Thailand, recently established a community enterprise called Thienya Roasted Coconut to uplift the spirits of women from their village who had been affected by conflict.

  • Livelihood opportunities for women in southern Thailand boosted through training and small grantsFeb 10, 2016Livelihood opportunities for women in southern Thailand boosted through training and small grantsNonphan, is the founder of Sai Khao Agricultural Housewives Community Enterprise, a small cooperative, which prepares, preserves and sells Garcinia – a local fruit. The community enterprise is one of eight selected community livelihood projects to recently receive a small grant through UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project. The small grants, which are financially supported by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund, aim to assist local communities to become more resilient amid the ongoing violent conflict in southern Thailand, through the improvement of their livelihoods.

  • Fisherman provides employment opportunities for young people in southern ThailandFeb 11, 2016Fisherman provides employment opportunities for young people in southern ThailandAka who is a fisherman by trade, makes the model boats to supplement his income to support his wife and six children. However, since June 2015, Aka has being imparting his boat making skills with young men in the village after receiving a small grant from UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project.