Poor families raise a glass to TFi and Rotary

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Members of the Thai Farang Initiative (TFi) joined forces once again with the Rotary Club Of Eastern Seaboard (RCES) to facilitate a method of providing safe, clean drinking water, for impoverished families in the community.

Clean water is something that many of us take for granted, but the reality is that water can quickly eat into a family’s budget.

Water for Life has been for many years a project at the forefront of the RCES, and over time they have donated many water filters, both portable and non-mobile units to schools and communities.

Members of TFi and the Rotary Club Of Eastern Seaboard present portable water filters to some of the most impoverished members of the local community.Members of TFi and the Rotary Club Of Eastern Seaboard present portable water filters to some of the most impoverished members of the local community.

On the morning of Saturday 28th March, 40 of the gravity fed type mobile filters were handed out to families, many of whom eke out a living collecting garbage and plastic bottles.  This is the second such project where TFi have collaborated with RCES and this time both groups contributed 20,000 baht each towards the purchase cost of the 1,000 baht filters.

The president elect for RCES liaised with Kh. Noi from Kate’s Project to find the families who would best benefit from the water filters.  Pamphlets in Thai and English were distributed to the families to instruct them how to look after the filters, which with occasional cleaning should last for up to 5 years.

TFi hold occasional fun events for charity and since their inception back in August 2013 they have raised in excess of 530,000 baht from their popular music themed evenings.