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Mar 13, 2016 10:19 EST

Help Pragasit Yohun purchase materials for constructing a Hill Tribe Museum in Hlo Yo Village, Chiang Rai province, Thailand

iCrowdNewswire - Mar 13, 2016

Pragasit Yohun

Chiang Rai, Thailand Services | Tourism
 
Pragasit Yohun
Hlo Yo Village, Chiang Rai

Hlo Yo (pronounced Law-Yo) Village is located on the Doi Mae Salong hills close to the Myanmar border in Chiang Rai province of Thailand. This village is an Akha hill tribe village where there still remains a traditional way of life. Because of this the village is a sightseeing attraction that tourists come and visit. Local people here are used to visitors or tourists who come and leave everyday. Unfortunately the village earns very little income from this as people just take photos then leave.

Pragasit, a member of the community would like to take the opportunity of generating some income from tourism by building a clay house museum to showcase local artifacts. Yo Han intends to preserve Akha culture so it will be a reminder for future generations. Moreover, tourists that come to visit the village can learn all about Hlo Yo village and the Akha hill tribe from this museum. The museum collection will include ancient tools and indigenous products as well as serving as tourist service centre.

This loan will help finish and furnish the Local Museum. All items will be stored in proper displays that help preserve the artifacts with descriptive information being provided in bilingual signage. The loan will be paid back through the money generated from the modest museum entrance fee from individual and group tourists. As well as repaying the loan part of the income will be put aside into a community mutual fund so the whole community will have long term benefit from this project.

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More information about this loan

Local Alike is a for-profit social enterprise that helps remote communities in Thailand develop sustainable community-based tourism programs. Local Alike assists communities in designing tourism programs that will provide income for community members and help preserve the local culture.
 
Local Alike is focused primarily on working with remote communities in underserved parts of the country where tourism income could make a substantial impact on the village economy. The organization helps communities invest in the basic infrastructure they need to begin attracting tourists. Loans are used to improve homes and roads, construct guest houses, install street lights, implement trash collection and other community development projects.

About Local Alike:

Local Alike is a for-profit social enterprise that helps remote communities in Thailand develop sustainable community-based tourism programs. Local Alike assists communities in designing tourism programs that will provide income for community members and help preserve the local culture.

Local Alike is focused primarily on working with remote communities in underserved parts of the country where tourism income could make a substantial impact on the village economy. The organization helps communities invest in the basic infrastructure they need to begin attracting tourists. Loans are used to improve homes and roads, construct guest houses, install street lights, implement trash collection and other community development projects.

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Pragasit Yohun

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