Water and Sanitation Systems for Thai Hill Tribes
Goal: $12,600 per village
About This Mission Project
The hill tribes in northern Thailand live in deep poverty without access to clean water or sanitation facilities. They are vulnerable to disease, hunger and the lure of oppressive systems like human trafficking. Many of the 2 million people in this region who die annually due to lack of clean water and sanitation are children.
This project will provide family bathrooms, training in hygiene and sanitation, family gardens and village training gardens. Installing toilets that keeps human waste underground will prevent starving pigs from eating it and then exposing villagers to contaminated pork.
- $250 provides one family bathroom.
- $300 provides one bathroom and garden.
- $500 provides training gardens for a village.
- $6,000 provides all of the above for one village with 20 families.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $12,600 per village to provide 20 families each with a bathroom, including a squat toilet and a place for bathing, and a garden, as well as hygiene and sanitation education and training gardens for the entire village. Only local materials and cement will be used.
This project will be managed by International Ministries global consultant Mike Mann who works with the Integrated Tribal Development Program (ITDP) in northern Thailand.
It is anticipated that this project will improve village health, provide economic development through better crops and healthy livestock and introduce the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Pray with Mike Mann and ITDP that this project will provide for the needs of many villages and the families in them.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Thailand/ITDP/Water & Sanitation on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
A water tower under construction