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Project: Ah Shee's Clubfoot
Partner: Burma Children Medical Fund
Location: Mae Sot ,
Sponsorship Started: 2012
Total Beneficiaries: 1
 Child
Project Cycle: November 2012 - October 2016
Total Budget: €2.637  ($3.288)

Ah Shee was born prematurely at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot in western Thailand. She was very weak at birth and was born with clubfoot in both her feet. A four-year journey of medical treatment and surgery takes place to ensure Ah Shee can take her first steps.

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Project: Care for children with down syndrome
Partner: NMRWC
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2010
Total Beneficiaries: 2
 children
Project Cycle: 2010 – 2015
Total Budget: €700  ($840)

Two children with Down Syndrome, Yig (7) and Siouw (5) were growing up in a poor hill tribe community where proper care was inaccessible. They now live in the fitting and stimulating environment of a home for children with special needs. They live there with other children of the same age and with similar cognitive disabilities.

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Project: Donation of winter clothes
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 350 - 400
 Refugees
Project Cycle: November 2015
Total Budget: €0 (Donations in-kind)  ($0)

In 2015 after seeing a presentation of our work, the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) told us that they collect clothes once a year to donate and were interested in a project to support. Aware of the situation in Koung Jor, we proposed to CMIRC that they donate winter clothing to the camp.

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Project: Food, medicine and boys dormitory renovation
Partner: Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre
Location: Ban Nai Soi village ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 80 - 90
 students, teachers and volunteers
Project Cycle: August 2016 - December 2016
Total Budget: €3.341  ($3.926)

The Ban Nai Soi Community Learning Centre offers great educational opportunities to migrant youth who have no access to ‘regular’ education. Occasional donations by individual donors were not sufficient to secure food, medicine and the much needed renovation of one of the dormitories. We came in to help.

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Project: Hot showers, office room and more for orphanage
Partner: Mary Sweet Home Orphanage
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2016
Total Beneficiaries: 12
 children and adults
Project Cycle: January - March 2016
Total Budget: €2.460  ($2.682)

Mary Sweet Home Orphanage was in need of a hot shower system during the winter season, an office block for the teachers to have a space to prepare lessons and more. We connected the orphanage to one of our sponsors who funded these needs and agreed to fund additional needs.

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Project: Mushroom farm at boarding house
Partner: Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp
Location: Piang Luang ,
Sponsorship Started: 2013
Total Beneficiaries: 20
 children
Project Cycle: March 2013
Total Budget: €250  ($325)

The boarding house inside Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp is home to displaced and orphaned Shan children. To meet their nutritional needs, and in response to the rising cost of food, a caregiver at the home approached us to discuss establishing a mushroom farm.

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Project: Neonatal equipment for clinics
Partner: Mae Tao clinic and SRMU clinics
Location: Thai-Burma border area ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 4
 medical clinics
Project Cycle: September 2011
Total Budget: €6.500  ($8.946)

Medical facilities have been set up in the camps to provide care for refugees along the Thai-Burma border, but there is a vast lack of funds to purchase much needed equipment. We connected four clinics in need with an organisation that supports educational, healthcare and sanitation initiatives in Southeast Asia.

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Project: Operating costs for Burma Children Medical Fund
Partner: Burma Children Medical Fund
Location: Mae Sot ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Project Cycle: February - June 2014
Total Budget: €1.921  ($2.300)

At our recommendation, one of our sponsors paid a visit to the Burma Children Medical Fund patient house and sparked his interest in supporting the various needs of the project.

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Project: RICD mobile workshop
Partner: RICD
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2011
Total Beneficiaries: 1.700
 people with disabilities (per year)
Project Cycle: July 2011
Total Budget: €37.500  ($53.633)

The RICD Wheelchair Project faced a serious challenge as staff depended on the availability of hospital vehicles to distribute wheelchairs to remote areas. We were able to secure funds to purchase a van that has been modified into a mobile work unit and now delivers wheelchairs and mobility aids throughout Thailand, parts of Laos, Burma and Malaysia.

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Project: Tools for RICD Wheelchair Project
Partner: RICD
Location: Chiang Mai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 1.700
 people with disabilities (per year)
Project Cycle: March 2014
Total Budget: €5.000  ($6.875)

The RICD Wheelchair Project provides and adapts wheelchairs and mobility aids to meet the specific requirements of each individual. In 2014 the tools the Wheelchair Project staff used to maintain and modify the wheelchairs were more than a decade old and worn out.

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Project: Water, toilets, books and more
Partner: KAKO
Location: Siem Reap ,
Sponsorship Started: 2014
Total Beneficiaries: 100 - 150
 residents from three different villages
Project Cycle: February – April 2014
Total Budget: €3.000  ($4.069)

In 2014, Dutch foundation 'The Flying Nuns' donated funds to a number of KAKO projects. The donation helped fund the installation of three toilets and four wells, home renovations for a poor family and the purchase of water filters, library books and school supplies.

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Project: Winter packages for mountain villages
Partner: Creating Balance Thailand
Location: Chiang Rai ,
Sponsorship Started: 2015
Total Beneficiaries: 60
 children and adults
Project Cycle: November 2015
Total Budget: €989  ($1.110)

Preparing families in the mountainous villages in northern Thailand for the winter season by providing packages with warm clothes and blankets.

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