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The Karen Hilltribes Trust (KHT) is a community-led organization that has been working with marginalized Karen communities in Northern Thailand for the past three decades.
The Karen are the largest ethnic minority group in Thailand, with an estimated population of 549,400. As mostly subsistence farmers, growing rice, vegetables and raising animals to support their families, life is difficult. KHT’s research has found that on average, families earn just $810 each year, whilst most communities do not have access to safe water and sanitation, healthcare, or education.
A secure future for the Karen communities of Northern Thailand.
To partner with Karen communities to improve their health, livelihoods, and access to education.
What They Do
By taking a holistic approach to the complex issues at hand, KHT aims to achieve sustainable change by empowering communities to improve their own lives. Since 1986, KHT has:
Since March 2020, KHT has continued to provide vital support to communities who have lost jobs or been unable to attend education because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The projects have also been tailored to include vital COVID-19, handwashing, and general hygiene education, to ensure communities understand how to protect themselves. However, KHT is now in urgent need of your support to continue implementing these vital projects, in particular, its:
These projects ensure communities can improve food security, income generation, and health and well-being, all of which are of the upmost importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. By donating to KHT today, you will be a part of empowering Karen people across Northern Thailand to improve their own lives.Donate Now Learn More
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