Lanna Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Lanna Coffee Co., which partners with Integrated Tribal Development Program (ITDP)—a nonprofit based in Thailand working towards ending poverty in local hill tribe villages. This happens primarily through:
Clean water and sanitation
Providing clean water has been found to improve the general health of hill tribes by assisting in the prevention of water- and soil-borne diseases. This is happening through the construction of clean drinking water systems and bathrooms/latrines in villages. Water resources also provide communities an opportunity to increase agricultural yields, establish gardens for families, and develop fishponds, where space is available.
Education, social development and health care
Ongoing work is taking place to construct schools, hire teachers, and purchase equipment and supplies. Education gives children an opportunity to gain citizenship so they can further their education and be better accepted into Thai society. Also integral has been work to establish community health clinics, provide training in disease prevention and proper nutrition, and help in the hiring, training and management for the clinic.
Agriculture programs and micro-enterprising
Villages are provided funds and taught practical skills, enabling them to be self-sufficient. Projects include the areas of livestock, fisheries, cash crops, handicrafts and village store co-ops.
Direct-trade coffee co-op
Projects provide proper training, tree-seedlings and equipment to resource-poor farmers to ensure standards that can reach international markets. Coffee is sold and roasted in Thailand (Lanna Café) and the United States (Lanna Coffee Co.).
How can I get involved?
Monthly support or one-time donations to help further the work in hill tribe communities
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groups, and works with the parents of special needs children. She also works with ITDP helping to market Thai coffee.