feeding hens in Thailand

This project is part of a more broadly based initiative in Chiang Mai, which embraces education, training and medical provision as well as the micro loan project. At the heart of the project is the growing of coffee by farmers who previously grew ‘poppies’ for the heroin trade and sold their children into the sex industry. The coffee beans are taken to New Zealand where they are processed and sold, with the profits being returned to Thailand for further development of the project.

The project has reached around 250 of the approximately 500 villages populated by illegal immigrants who came to Thailand as refugees and who live in the forests of northern Thailand.

woman working outside, Thailand
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