This Woman’s Entrepreneurial Journey Will Make You Cheer

Kanyarat Naovaratanasopon knows what suffering looks like. A decade ago, she had to sit and watch her mother lying quietly on a hospital bed, day after day. While her mother underwent chemotherapy and radiation, Kanyarat could only look on, powerless to stop the creeping colon cancer.
Seeing the disease cause

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Sharing Knowledge to Promote Financial Freedom

Sky-high household debt in Thailand drains opportunities for individuals and impedes development for the country more broadly. To address this challenge, Kenan Foundation Asia empowers individuals with the financial knowledge necessary to achieve financial freedom.
Kenan understands that when people have strong financial literacy skills, they will be able

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How One Workshop Changed a Local Businesswoman’s Life

It wasn’t long ago that Ms. Ladda Singgham was making a tidy sum from her coffee shop in Mahyadthai, Bangkok. Far away from the overflowing rows of affluent condominiums and hotels of central Bangkok sits Soi Mahyadthai, a bustling section of Lat Phrao district, where small business commerce dominates

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Taking the Secret of Thai Herbs Worldwide

Mrs. Thanika Boonwattanaporn is the owner of the ROBECA brand, which has been producing Thai herbal cosmetics for five years, in Nakon Pathom, Thailand. One of her products is a lightweight moisturizer with a soft texture. Thanika is one of many Thai producers aiming to take her brand global.

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Local Siamese Fish Breeders go Digital

People enter the world of Siamese Fighting Fish for diverse reasons. For Thongphol Malisorn and his wife Pissamai Limcharoen, who live in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, they dreamed about turning a passion into a business. Together, they have extensive knowledge about the fish, though they lacked the business and marketing knowhow

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Strengthening Local Enterprises through Financial Literacy

As the secretary of Khlong Lad Pachee’s business cooperative, Mr. Thammasak Maknakorn manages the business operations for the community’s chili sauce and processed mushroom producers. The community has a long tradition of cultivating local ingredients to make these healthy and tasty products for markets in Bangkok. Given the rising healthy

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Professional Development through the Chevron INCREASE Project

The Chevron Inquiry-based Classroom Reasoning for Experiential and Active Science Project (Chevron INCREASE) started in 2013 as one of Kenan’s most innovative and impactful education projects. Focused on implementing inquiry-based curriculums and engaging the public-sector, Chevron INCREASE signified a new era for Thailand’s education system and helped chart the

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