Local Matters


SOS Local Matters started in February 2021, as a way for us to support other causes in the Samui community. 

Every month Sisters on Samui will seek nominations for causes & families that need a little extra help, and we and will share two 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 info@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.  

Send us your suggestions...

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,  a young Burmese boy with cancer of the eye, Pariah Dog Sanctuary, contributed towards a new bike for Uncle Lung, and purchased adult diapers for the people we see during our #FeedSamui handouts. In May 2021 we will help Uncle Chart’s family (with 10 people living under one roof), and also give some much needed help to the Sawan Maa Happy Horse Sanctuary.

about sisters on samui

Sisters on Samui (SOS) is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together the women who live on the island. We support our community through social events, fundraising and community outreach programs.  Sign up for our newsletter or contact us here.