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Category Archives: Fred’s Letters
Hello everyone, The rainy season is upon us. We were all getting a little panicky leading up to it. A lot of the houses are in bad shape. Due to limited funding, ETB has had to be selective and repair … Continue reading
From Fred: Last year was both difficult and great. We got some people moved on to a new bit of land and we got a bunch of kids in school and taking classes. Thanks to our amazing donors and supporters, … Continue reading
Many thanks to volunteers Cal and Jack for helping Fred get this news typed up back in February 2014. From Fred: I departed Ashland, Oregon, [October 2013], and returned to the Mae Sot dump. After only a week of being back, … Continue reading
(From an email sent by Fred on Tuesday, January 21, 2014) On my last trip home the fundraising was very successful, and with help from supporters in Thailand and other countries I have the confidence to go forward with programs … Continue reading
On- going Projects and Successes Still raining and muddy, but things generally are starting to improve. There are about 100 people working in the recycling factory, which is hard dirty work, but they are doing well all things considered. They … Continue reading
Eyes to Burma has had an incredibly busy few months in the lead-up to the rainy season. Most houses have been in a shocking state, and in need of much repair if they are to get through the monsoons. Clinic … Continue reading
On 28th February, I got a phone call in the morning from a small group called ‘Clowns and Magicians Without Borders.’ They are two fellows, one from Venezuela and one from Belgium, who travel around the world doing magic shows for … Continue reading
Things are starting to go really well – the extra bit of funding has made a difference as I can actually get things done more efficiently. The headmen are becoming more suited to their roles, mainly because we have given … Continue reading
Fred related the following information to Justine Chambers, who recently arrived in Mae Sot to work with the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) resettlement program. Justine’s Bachelor Degree in International and Global Studies (with Honours) in Anthropology, from the University … Continue reading
Since the last report, things here have continued to occur at a crazy pace, due to the fact that I received some unexpected extra help. Rather than a day-to-day account of what has happened I will give an overall summary … Continue reading
Hi to Everyone, Here is a summary of the work done since I got back to Mae Sot on November 29th. I hit the ground running, and it has been a busier few weeks than normal but very productive. After … Continue reading