Last week I was Thai-napped and taken to a local gathering at a nearby village. It took me a while to figure out, but I eventually learned the tambon’s SAO office was giving money (500 baht, or about $17) to anyone 60-years old or older who needed it. The money was to be used to pay for either a doctor’s visit or an eye doctor’s visit. There was a little lost in translation, but a very interesting day. The 500 baht bills were given to hundreds of villagers. I like to think of it as a senior citizen stimulus package.
I think it’s a simple and wonderful concept – giving people who need something, what they need. I wish I can say I thought of it and it was my project, but I was happy to tag along for the ride.
I’ll let my pictures do the rest of the talking.