Huay Pakoot, Thailand
The filters will provide clean drinking water for up to 400 people.
About Huay Kapoot, Thailand
Huay Kapoot is a small, rural village in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Life in the village is very basic and clean drinking water is not always reliable. Asian elephants are being reintroduced to the forest surrounding Huay Pakoot. Funds are being raised for this honorable endeavor with the hopes that the elephant population will increase and income generated by eco-tourism will better the community, but clean drinking water is a necessity that the villagers desperately need.
“In May 2012, the community of Huay Pakoot officially registered as a community conservation group with the Mae Chaem district office. Through this registration they have committed to working towards bringing elephants back to the forest and utilizing community based tourist projects based around the reintroduced elephants to further increase funding. Tourist activities include home stays with traditional Karen families, learning about culture and food and hiking in nearby forests to observe these elephants in their natural surroundings.”
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