Last week we had the visit from the Sunshine Heroes Foundation, an American foundation that donated 200 BioSand water filters.
We wanted to show them all the people that benefit from their donation, so after a few days of getting to know Chiang Mai, we headed to Mae La Noi area, where most of their filters were installed.
We had the chance to visit many homes where their filters are being used, as well as several schools and children homes.
They were also able to give out some donations, like winter clothes, health kits and eye glasses, they had collected in the US.
Thank you “Sunshine Heroes” for your help!
We have been glad to attend the ECHO Asia conference in Chiang Mai in the first week of October. Every second year organizations, NGO’s community leaders and farmers join together to share their knowledge and experience with others from South-East Asia. There have been a lot of the participant from the last conference and it was great to see progress and new ideas and technologies taking place. The whole Rain Tree Foundation team learned a lot for example about improved rice planting, small scale farm shops, irrigation, training center and self help groups, aquaponics, bio char production and a lot more. We can use these topics within our work in the villages and communities to improve their skills and knowledge. We are thankful to the whole ECHO team and their dedication towards the poor and needy.
Thank you to the Macau Moto Club for their generous donation for the children in Thailand. We have been able to get 40 new mattresses for the children home to replace the thin and uncomfortable bamboo mats. Now the children having a proper bedding which is almost as essential as healthy food and clean drinking water since we spent one fourth of the day in bed.
A great gift for the 40 children in the Mae Hae children home. We have been able to give each child a new blanket and a new pillow from the generous donation of Malin, Uli, Helmut and their friends. The old bedding was really worn out and the children have been really glad. Also they are now prepare for the coming cold season by the end of the year. A big thank you towards all persons involved which made this gift possible.
Due to a lot of donations in the past years we have already been able to install 1100 biosand filters. A big thank you to all the donors who support that many of the Northern Thai hill tribes can be supplied with purified drinking water. The village population has greatly reduced both the cases of typhoid and diphtheria as well as the parasite infestation by drinking filtered water.
We hope to be able to set up many more filters in the future and thereby contribute to the health and quality of life of the poorest families in the mountainous regions of Thailand.
On Tuesday, two Thai Care members from Germany made their way to the mountains to get together with the staff of the Hot Coffee restaurant whose income flows into the adjacent children’s home to bake muffins. In the future, the newly learned skills to produce muffins and cookies will be used to offer a wider range of food to the guests and also to give some sweets to the children of the children’s home every now and then. After about a hundred muffins were baked in the five-hour workshop, we hope that the delicious pastries will succeed in the future without our support.
“Aroi mak!” – Very delicious!
Like all of our foster parents Simon from Germany got mail from his foster child Laddawan in July. Because of Simons help the girl is able to attend school and is well provided with food, school books and clothes. We are glad that the contact between the children and their foster parents is that good and that it brings so much joy. We thank you Simon and all the other foster parents for your great support!