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PTF-PDA field trip hits the road for “Pa Tong Koh” members

PTF-PDA field trip hits the road for “Pa Tong Koh” members

Curtain downed on the field seminar “Stay Happy, Stay Healthy and Get a Part-Time Job” being held for Pa Tong Koh (Buddy) members in Buriram and Chiang Rai by Pfizer Thailand Foundation and The Population and Community Development Association (PDA). The seminar helped the members living with HIV/AIDS gained proper knowledge in healthcare. Moreover, they could initiate part-time job from the project’s micro-credit loan. PTF Board of Trustees took this opportunity to visit the members’ homes and regard their products.
Launched in 2004, the program provided 395 pairs of HIV-positive people and their HIV-negative partners with low-interest, micro-credit loans, totaling THB 9 million. This program helped “buddies” to have sustainable source of income with dignity and pride.