YWCA comes to aid of Nongprue grandmother

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The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center donated 25,000 baht to help a local grandmother struggling to support her family.

YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetpai presented the donation to Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit Oct. 21.

Nongprue’s Social Welfare Division asked for help to support 58-year-old Toi Ponwicha, formerly a vegetable seller at Wat Chaimongkol Market, who doesn’t have a stable income and is barely getting by on a daily basis.

Nongprue Municipality and the YWCA came to the aid of Toi Ponwicha (seated, center) to help her make a living.Nongprue Municipality and the YWCA came to the aid of Toi Ponwicha (seated, center) to help her make a living.

She had no option but to borrow money and wasn’t able to pay off the debts, which forced her to sell her space to sell vegetables. After selling her block, she is now struggling to feed her two grandchildren and also has an obesity problem. Recently, she was making lemonade drinks for her grandchildren to take and sell to friends at school.

After hearing the story, Nongprue Municipality requested help from the YWCA.  The 25,000 baht will go towards purchasing a motorbike with a side car stall for Toi to sell drinks. The funds came from the YWCA “Making Dreams Come True” project that aims to support the less fortunate in various communities.