Why Samsara’s work is needed in Thailand and our results.
One might wonder why it is necessary to give financial support to educational facilities in a country like Thailand, where poverty does not seem to be so severe. IMF’s 2011 list of GDP per capita shows that Thailand ranks No. 84, just above Peru and below Tunisia. For a regional comparison: Indonesia ranks 119, Laos 137, but Malaysia is No. 58. However, Samsara is not active in the whole of Thailand, only in its poorest province: Mae Hong Son. This is a mountainous region where 60% of the population consists of mountain peoples, like the Hmong and the Karen. They live in isolated villages, high up in the mountains, accessed by very few roads. Their homes are simple huts made of bamboo and occasionally a little wood. Families have to survive on either very low incomes or none at all. Read more….