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A New Opportunity amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

Mongkol Pinkaew (Cherry), a 37-year-old, has mobility disabilities of a paraplegic nature and is a wheelchair user. She has managed to overcome many obstacles and earned a living as a souvenir vendor…  


“Play and Learn” Yard of the Baan Na Community, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

The project entitled “Zero Hunger and Well-Being among All”, initiated by the Women’s Health Advocacy Foundation (WHAF), in partnership with UNDP through the “COVID-19 Socio-economic Response and…  


“Tilapia” – freshwater popular fish bring happiness to the community

The Tilapia Fish Farming Youth Group was formed with the support of a grant from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand to take advantage of those abandoned fishponds and to raise…  


The Piggy Bank

“Rice and salt are fundamentals of life, but pigs provide security for the family. As well as being the main source of food and used in important Karen rituals, pigs can also be sold to generate…  


How community service turns a young barber’s dream into reality in Yala

Wee – Arnuwee Kuwing, a young man from Yala Province, one of the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand, lived under poor family conditions, with a father who had unstable employment having to feed…  


The Empowering Opportunity

The story of a former victim of human-trafficking who turned her life around with self-empowerment through volunteering to help others.  


Life Changing “Black Chicken”

Suraphong Saethung is 24 years old, born on 1 January 1997, and has only a “pink ID card ”. He is the fifth of six siblings and coming from a large family faced with economic hardship, Suraphong…  


Mak Yoh: a breadwinner with hope for local food preservation along the southern border

Mak Yoh is a small, elderly woman with the dark sun-exposed skin of a seaside villager. At the age of 67, this active lady had the look of perseverance in her eyes. When I first met her during the…  


As the Bar Lights Go Out

“SWING takes care of its members as if they are family. The organization has supported us from the first to the third wave of the COVID 19 pandemic. This support has also been extended to our…  


Krajood Under Threat

Nobody could have predicted that “Krajood” (saltmarsh bulrush; an exotic vegetation that grows in the southern region) in Phru would be threatened with extinction.  

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