WWM have assisted families living with disability and severe poverty in the Chonburi and Sattahip regions of Thailand, including construction of new homes, renovation of existing homes, access ramps for wheelchairs, roof repairs, toilet repairs and renovations, as well as access to training, medical treatment and wheelchairs.
All members of WWM have actively been involved in welfare projects in the area (in individual capacities) for a collective 20 years.
WWM began supporting self -sustainable fish raising projects for families living with disabilities in Sattahip, Thailand, in October 2009. Initially each family received three tanks with 500 catfish fingerlings in each, food to feed the fish and training.
Most families were seeing the results of their second ‘harvest’ after approximately three months; the fish were sold at the local market and funds were re-invested back into the project to buy more fingerlings, make repairs or improvements and continue training if necessary, whilst providing an income, and in some cases, a few fish here and there for dinner.
As year 2011 ended, eight families were continuing with the project with minimal assistance from WWM as the project completed the planned cycle.
2012 allows for a specific focus on individuals within a family and a greater effort to meet and support their distinct needs and offering support to established small scale private organisations offering assistance to their local communities.