Things are not so great right now, and they’re even more desperate for people who live on the edge, which is why we’re pleased to chat with Friso Poldervaart, Greg Lange, and Kerv Chittaropas about their organization Bangkok Community Help.
The three are instrumental in providing the community of over 100,000 with food, medical supplies, living essentials and care packages in Khlong Toey, Bangkok’s biggest slum community.
The discussion gets into the history of Khlong Toey, how the English word ‘slum’ does the people who live there a disservice, and the intricacies, difficulties, and triumphs of giving people a helping hand amid Thailand’s complicated lattice of permissions and regulations.
And of course all of this becomes exponentially more difficult – and necessary – in the midst of Covid-19.
From cooking food to buying ambulances to painting bare concrete, Bangkok Community Help is putting charity first to help the underprivileged in Bangkok, and our guests give listeners an up close view of what it’s like.
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