Joe Demin

Yellow Leaf Hammocks Helps Empower Marginalized Hill Tribes in Thailand

by , 12/12/11

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Yellow Leaf Hammocks is a project started by a San Francisco group dedicated to improving the livelihoods of marginalized hill tribes in rural Thailand. While the hammock at first glance looks like a fun way to enjoy an indoor or outdoor space, each hammock actually works to resolve the exploitation of thousands living in the poorest communities in Northern Thailand. By creating a channel for these individuals to sell their expertly crafted hammocks, Yellow Leaf Hammocks is giving villages the chance to change their trajectory and overcome the obstacles that have plagued them — from slash and burn deforestation, to families forced into servitude, to a complete lack of economic opportunity. To support their humanitarian efforts, check out their Kickstarter page here. The campaign closes on December 18th!

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