Empowering Karen Communities

The Karen Hilltribes Trust (KHT) is a community-led organisation that works with Karen communities in Northern Thailand.

Health

We improve health through the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene education

Education

We increase access to education for Karen children and young adults

Livelihoods

We secure sustainable livelihoods through the construction of robust irrigation systems

Our Vision

A secure and sustainable future for all Karen communities in Northern Thailand


Our Mission

To empower Karen communities to improve their health, education and livelihoods

Since 1986, we have provided…

  • 55,643

    People with clean water and sanitation, supporting improvements in health

  • 17,693

    Children and young adults with access to education, enhancing future opportunities

  • 18,901

    Farmers with reliable irrigation, helping to secure livelihoods

Success Story

Success Story

Meet Jintra and her family! They live deep in the forests of the Salawin National Park in a village which lies 100km from the nearest town.

Jintra is one of KHT’s scholarship recipients, which means she can continue her studies at college. As well as a scholarship, the family have also benefited from a KHT water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project. Jintra’s father, Mala Ei, volunteered alongside our team every day to install the clean water system, and build and repair latrines whilst also taking part in the hygiene education sessions in the village.

Click the links below to read more about how KHT’s projects have changed their lives.

Jintra's Story Our Work
Volunteer with KHT in Thailand

Volunteer with KHT in Thailand

Are you interested in working on real charity projects that help to empower local communities? Are you ready to be immersed in a completely new culture, living and working alongside a local Karen community? Then look no further, the Karen Hilltribes Trust offers the volunteering experiences you are looking for!

We work alongside Karen communities to develop and run sustainable projects that help secure sustainable and improved futures. Click the links below to find out how you could take part in our Thailand based volunteer projects; Build a Clean Water System and Teaching English in Thailand!

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Support Our Work!

Support Our Work!

As a small, yet dedicated charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to be able to do the amazing work that we do. Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to provide over 200 Karen communities with clean water, install 91 irrigation systems to support improved livelihoods, or increase access to education for over 17,500 children.

Your support, however big or small, is therefore vital. If you are able to offer support, then please considering donating today, or seeing how else you could get involved!

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