On Friday February 18, a company of ladies from the YWCA went to Baan Klongko with 10,000 baht to surprise a poor family in need. The money was collected by members of the Rotary Club Jomtien-Pattaya after the president of Pattaya’s YWCA, Nittaya Patimasongkroh, had told them about a family without shelter, who lost their house in a fire.
Nittaya and I, who also represented the Pattaya Rotarians, met with the president of the YWCA Chonburi, Chitra Watanasin and some of their members who collected the sum of 7320 baht to add to the gift. Together we were welcomed in front of the half finished house by Mayor Somdetch Wirojwuttikol and some members of his staff, who also donated money to the family.
Donation handed over by Chitra Watanasin and Elfi Seitz to mayor Somdetch Wirojwuttikol, who will use the money to help rebuild the house.
The family, Ajn Jermjan, his wife Peang Naksud, their son Sood and little daughter Pathama, were delighted by the donations that will make it possible to reconstruct the house almost entirely.
After this good deed the work of the ladies from the YWCA was not yet finished and so they continued to visit another three schools, all in a poor condition but each with plenty of children to take care of.
Two of the schools are in urgent need of water filters because the drinking water for the children comes from muddy ponds. The old water pumps are partly broken or not suitable. Instant help is needed. Those who want to help may call Nittaya Patimasongkroh, tel. 081-8170397 or me, Elfi Seitz, tel. 081-8639014.
The Ajn Jermjan family’s partially repaired house can now be fully rebuilt, thanks to Rotary and the YWCA.