April 25, 2016

I first learned of the CSCR in 2010, from a friend of mine who has lived with HIV for decades (a Thai, married to a German). She told me about this little place near Rayong where they take in AIDS orphans and children with HIV whose caretakers are no longer around or u...

April 17, 2016

Sponsorship of Laotian Migrant Children's Education


Have you ever wondered where the green, green grass on golf courses comes from? In Thailand, a lot of it is grown in Pathum Thani district, using the labor of migrant Laotian workers who earn a pittance and live with...

April 30, 2015

Praying for Nepal. Donated 500,000 THB / $15,000 for relief efforts.

Emergency Relief for the Victims of the Nepal Quake


On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing thousands and demolishing more than half a million homes, most of them in rural area...

April 26, 2015

I was in Chiang Mai the first week of April when word reached my hosts (Kent, Po, and Linnea who run the "Sumalee's Garden/Sop Moei Weaving Arts Center" project) that on April 1, a fire had broken out in the small mountain village of Baan Mae Hong Klang in the Om Koi d...

February 19, 2015

Years ago, when young Sumalee went to school in England, she would spend the holidays with her mother's sisters. She was especially close to "Auntie Peg" who was born with a cleft lip/palate. Auntie Peg's daughters, Val, Kath and Ron, have kindly written up a brief nar...

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