Bosch Thailand generously donated approximately $10,000 worth of tools to the Hand to Hand Foundation to assist them with their job training programs.
At the end of last year 150 wooden pallets were donated to the charity and after pulling them apart they began build simple stools. As interest grew and skilled people came to teach, the foundation now has a small furniture making workshop.
All of the craftsmen and women are from local slums and have little or no source of income. The income from the furniture they make and sell goes directly to the makers to help feed and educate their families.
The tools from Bosch have made it possible to make more intricate and professional pieces.
Bakery utensils such as a blender, mixer and grinder were also donated to help support the cooking program that is under the direction of Ma Mon, enabling ladies to earn an income and become financially stable.