Will You Help Us Close The Gap?

Finally, after more than two years I was once again able to travel back to Cambodia and Thailand to work with our trusted, grass-roots partner organizations there. Needless to say, I was beyond delighted to be back on the ground and in the countryside again. What I saw was encouraging. Every single one of our […]

A Message From Our Founder, Bill Taylor

November seems to be a time when our thoughts turn to gratitude and to Thanksgiving. I am no exception, and find myself very grateful these days. Why do I say that? Well, I get to live in the USA – still a pretty awesome place notwithstanding all our current struggles. And we finally seem to […]

Here’s YOUR opportunity to help those most in need

The COVID pandemic continues. Who would have thought at the beginning of 2020 that it would still be going full force nearly two years later? Sure, with the vaccines we now have in the US things are “better”, but still not “good”. Where we work in Cambodia, however, it is neither better nor good. For […]

Who in their right mind would give a tractor to a Monk?

I know. I know. Strange notion isn’t it? I get that. Who in their right mind would give a tractor to a monk? Or a dump truck? Or a rice-harvesting machine? I confess. We did all those things – and more. Several times. We did that for monks. We also did that for secular community […]

Some Thoughts About Myanmar

I love working in Myanmar. Without a doubt the most difficult place for me to work, but also the most satisfying. Why? Let’s see if I can briefly summarize this.The need for help in Myanmar is immense. Just think about it for a moment. Here is a country — finally emerging from sixty years of […]

Report for the Baan Mae Ta Maew IT Training Program Project

Written by Carol Acosta, President of the Maechan, Thailand Rotary Club Submitted by Bill Taylor, International Service Chair, Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers The dedication for Mae Ta Maew was held on Friday, Feb. 19th, 2021. It turned out to be an all-day event. Originally we had a group to go to the school but, […]

Report for the Ban Wiang Sa Water Purification Project

Written by Carol Acosta, President of the Maechan, Thailand Rotary Club Submitted by Bill Taylor, International Service Chair, Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers All work was completed at Wiang Sa and the dedication held on Wednesday, February 17th. We wanted the kids to be present for the dedication and, as it turned out, many of […]

Look What YOU Did

Look what YOU have done. Seriously. Take a look at what YOU have done in the last six months. Not me. Not the SE Asia Foundation. It’s what YOU have done. Without YOUR generous donations none of this would have happened. For that, we are most grateful. This has been a challenging time – to […]

Circle of Hope

How to pay less in taxes and help our kids at the same time Donations to the SE Asia Foundation before midnight on December 31 can lower your taxable income. So, of all the possible causes you could choose,why choose us? We are small enough that every donation you make to us really matters. It […]

Impact

Impact really matters. We pay attention to impact. We focus on impact. We work to achieve as much impact as possible.In this newsletter today, I’ll share a few stories about the impact we are making and the changes we are bringing about in the lives of the many villagers we serve. Bill Taylor, Founder “It […]