Young Leader Helps Community Share its Hidden Gems with the World

In 2045, exactly 100 years after winning independence, Indonesia will have one of the five largest economies in the world. That’s the future that Arsalan, a 22-year-old leader, envisions and has taken painstaking steps to make a reality since he was a small child.
Arsalan’s dream of seeing his nation

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“A happiness that never ends”

One man’s mission to transform his community through financial literacy Every night before bed, no matter how exhausted, 43-year-old Thammasak Maknakorn sits down and takes out his workbooks for his daily ritual. “In the beginning, it felt tedious,” he says, flipping through dozens of pages, each one filled with the […]

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How One Woman Revived Her Health and Inspired a Community

Ms. Wanla Kamnin operated a bustling beauty salon in the heart of Bangkok’s impoverished Klong Toei community for years. Her bubbly personality and proficiency as a hairdresser attracted women of all ages to her business, making the little shop a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak environment. Five years […]

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How the Power of Saving Transformed One Woman’s Life

The bank came knocking on Ms. Somsri Khamsri’s door with a short message – her house was now theirs. After receiving the jarring news, Ms. Somsri was forced to move into Bangkok’s low-income Klong Ladpachee community, where her problems only worsened.
As a retired housewife, Ms. Somsri had no employment

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Fostering Change in Vietnam Women’s Union

When Ms. Huyen, Chairwoman of Thong Nhat Commune Women’s Union, first became involved in the WILL project two years ago, she was unable to involve her commune in the meetings. She talked most of the time, with minimal community interaction and she had come to a point where she did […]

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Using Youth Leadership Development to Solve Community Problems

When Nung Ning of Wat Bang Khu Wat School first became involved in the Thaibev Leadership for a Better Quality of Life project, she was a little apprehensive. At the time of joining the program, just two years ago, she said, “I admit that I am not confident in front […]

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