Local Matters November 2021

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Every month Sisters on Samui will seek nominations for causes & families that need a little extra help, and we and will share 2 of these each month.  Sisters on Samui will donate 3000 THB to each cause or family. So the total allocation to Local Matters will be 6000 THB per month.

If you would like to be involved in the nomination and selection of Local Matters causes, please email Nat, community@sistersonsamui.org.  

Sisters on Samui forms ongoing relationships with these families and causes, and makes follow up visits to see how else we can help. As a result of sharing these stories, we’ve also been able to get extra support from other volunteers in the community to support these families.  


Khun Bor became a widow late last month, mum to young boys aged 5 & 7 and suddenly found herself stuck to pay the rent. Sisters on Samui assisted in paying this and getting some food supplies to her.


Khun Ali’s daughter broke her hand and the family needs medical bill support so Sisters on Samui was able to support some funds towards the medical care she needed.


Please put forward your ideas of local groups and/or Thai & Burmese families on Samui who are facing extreme hardship (eg. medical conditions, etc) who could benefit from our monthly LOCAL MATTERS donations.  

This small token of support will make a a big difference to many lives and fur-friends on the island.  

Since February 2021, the Local Matters program has supported Samui Snake & Wildlife Rescue; Female hygiene and personal care products for women in the local community; Nong Au, a young Burmese boy with cancer of the eye; Pariah Dog Sanctuary, A sidecar/bike to a large Thai/Burmese family in Hua Thanon; Purchased adult diapers for the people we see during our #FeedSamui handouts; Helped Uncle Chart’s family (with 10 people living under one roof); Provided some much needed help to the Sawan Maa Happy Horse Sanctuary; Donated food to help Khun Beam and Helen look after 50+ soi dogs;  Contributed towards cooked meals for people who have no or little income and or no food (cooked by by Khun Jinta Boonsuk); Donated money to Ocean School Lamai, a volunteer led afterschool program; Money towards physiotherapy for Burmese boy Nong Win who has spina bifida; supported medical bills for little Jitlada, a two year old girl who’s development is not where it should be; contributed towards Khun Sek’s rehabilitation and prosthetic leg; purchased diapers for 6 month old twins, Chit Ko and Chit Nyi, contribution towards hospital bills for Baby Rio, and a contribution towards twins Nong Ni and Nong Name’s family to purchase a mobile phone (their family walks the street collecting recyclables to make an income).