New bamboo bunk beds for 50 children, Thailand

Usually for Thailand, sleeping on the ground on a thin mat is not an issue during the hot season. But during the cold season in the mountains it can get really chilly. The children ask us many times to get proper beds or even bunk beds. Linda, a former volunteer in Mae Na Chorn, raised enough funds to realize that idea. We decided to use Bamboo as a natural and sustainable resource which grows very fast and it is used to be strong like iron but will never rust. Finally the beds were built by our supported social enterprise “Bamboomania” located further up the mountains. So we got a lot people involved, bamboo farmers, preservation against bugs, transport and finally the construction itself.

The bunk beds have at least two benefits to the children home, first the children sleep now above the ground and get fewer colds and second they save space in their rooms for cupboards where they hang their cloths. Altogether 25 bunk beds were built through the help and support of Linda and her association, Chuay Leua Dek and the Rotary Club Detmold-Oerlinghausen. The children and our team thank Linda and Chuay Leua Dek and the Rotary Club Detmold-Oerlinghausen for their great efforts and support to improve the children’s daily life quality.

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About Raintree-Foundation

The Raintree Foundation is a grassroots social non-government organization registered under the Ministry of Interior, mainly operating in Thailand among rural and underdeveloped communities. The aim is to help people through education, appropriate technology and self help projects to improve their living standards. The organization was founded in 1992. It has grown over the years and now serves more than 200 children in 6 projects Present projects are Children’s Homes, Day-Care Centers, manufacturing bamboo and herbal products, informal vocational training, providing villages with clean drinking water by providing appropriate filter systems and supplying water through various pump systems. The staff at Raintree Foundation is continuously looking for new opportunities and ideas as how to better help rural people. The local staff at the foundation is from various local ethnic tribal groups in Thailand.
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