Our Projects Include:
Poverty Relief for the Ultra Poor
Based on our earlier Agriculture programme which ran from 2003-9,
UPLift is a targeted program designed to assist marginalized communities
on the Thai/Burmese border that lack food security, opportunities for
income, and education. Through the use of small grants and skills trainings,
these families receive the opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty
without having to rely on external aid indefinitely. Current projects
include vegetable growing and pig-raising.
Arts Fair/Handicraft Income Generation
Since 2004, our Izara Arts project has brought work remote producer
groups in Thailand and Burma through the design and sale of striking handicraft
products combining elements from different cultures in a single product.
We sell these products through hotels and stores in Thailand and abroad,
and through our website.
What is the Khom Loy
Khom Loy is a non-profit, non-denominational foundation that has been
working with Burmese refugee and ethnic minority communities along the
Thai/Burma border since 2003 to improve both self-empowerment and equality.
They face Insufficient land, Lack of Thai nationality,
High levels of malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, Poverty. Racial discrimination
and Loss of their history and traditions.
Preschool Literacy Project
Khom Loy's early childhood intervention trains kindergarten teachers
in exciting and interactive programs (based on Montessori methods) which
help the children learn Thai, and learn to learn. Since starting the
programme in 2004, we have converted 41 school rooms and trained over
80 staff prepare non-Thai speaking children to help assimilation into
Paul Hancock and Patricia Solar started the Khom Loy project in 2002.
Khom Loy Development Foundation is now a foundation registered under
Thai law, working on projects assisting the Burmese migrant/refugee
communities based on the Burma/Thai borders. We are currently working
on projects in the fields of agriculture, income generation, education
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