Business based Projects
Business Skills Training
Business skills training focusing on group administration, networking for market expansion and creating and maintaining a business plan
If you are interested in facilitating a Business Skills Training at your site:
- Seek out your income generation groups.
- Ask your income generation groups if they would like to learn any new skills (use your appreciative inquiry skills).
- Talk to your Community Development Officer or other SAO staff to see if they would be interested in helping to organize a training at your site.
Business Skills Resources
An online marketplace geared toward small/medium artisan entrepreneurs.
Marketing and product differentiation for artisans
Association of fair trade retailers, producers, and wholesalers
Income Generation/Micro-Enterprise Development
Handbook on Small Enterprises for Hill Tribe People in Thailand. A complete guide for starting a small enterprise in rural areas. Created by the Credit Union League of Thailand and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization
Virtual Library on Micro-Credit. A website that has vast online resources regarding micro-credit
Vitural Library's Thailand Page. Specific micro-credit information for Thailand
Bamboo Projects - Sustainable community development using bamboo that is aimed towards community members and leaders.
Karen Women's Weaving Market Expansion Project - Help community groups market their goods by following the steps in this project.
OTOP- One Tambon One Product Project is one of the government's policies encouraging Thai communities to make use of Thai wisdom.