Who we are 

We are a NGO in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working towards ending poverty in local hill tribe villages.

Our History

The Beginning

In July 1991, Michael Mann founded the Lahu Irrigation Project (LIP). With the help of four hill tribe staff, the goal was to improve and establish village drinking water supply systems, irrigation and agriculture for Lahu Villages in Thailand. LIP was able to operate under the Thailand Lahu Baptist Convention (TLBC) and funded by the Baptist Union of Sweden (BUS).

Holistic Development Model

During the implementation of LIP activities there was an increasing awareness that other tribal groups in northern Thailand also had the same needs. The project was terminated in October 1996 and re-evaluated to look at ways to do more holistic development. It was concluded that the new project would not only focus on water systems/irrigation, but also help improve socio-economic needs for resource-poor villages within all tribal groups. It was envisioned that this new program would help in capacity building by having a number of smaller projects (each with their own specialty), micro-managed by a team of hill tribes, working strategically in resource-poor villages.

The name was accordingly changed to the “Integrated Tribal Development Foundation” (ITDF) and placed under the Christian Service Foundation (CSF), which coordinates projects for all tribal groups and is a registered NGO with the Thai Government.

How your donation makes a difference

  • More than 300 villages have received clean water for drinking/irrigation, bathrooms/toilets, education, health, and agricultural assistance since 1991
  • Since 1991, 14,000 families plus have been positively impacted by ITDF
  • As of 2018, there have been over 170 international work teams (2,000 + people) from Churches, Colleges and Corporations that have volunteered time to assist with water projects, schools and health clinics and more

Our Team

WATER RESOURCE AND SANITATION (WRSDP)

Rome Leephitaksakul

Manager

Noppadon Wanakeeta

Field Staff
 

Chayaw Sathaweekul

Field Staff

Yohan Paw Ai

Field Staff

 

EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (ESDP)

Piyuth Noito

Manager Assistant

 

THAI TRIBAL ARABICA COFFEE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING COOPERATIVE (TTACPMC)

Anon Suwanpanadorn

Coffee Staff

Athichai Phuphithaktham

Coffee Staff

Boonchu Kloedu

Coffee Staff

Boondee Chandindaeng

Coffee Staff

Nate Praikeereepreuksa

Coffee Staff

Niporn Sawangthong

Coffee Color

Sombut Suknaphasawat

Coffee Staff

Suriyon Rattanabanpotsri

Coffee Staff

 
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND MARKETING (AEMDP)

Preecha Takham

Agricultural Manager

Tewan Somdungpornchai

Agricultural Officer

Jaruwan Kraoropprachaya

Agricultural Staff
WATER RESOURCE AND SANITATION (WRSDP)

Rome Leephitaksakul

Noppadon Wanakeeta

Chayaw Sathaweekul

Manager

Field Staff Field Staff

Yohan Paw Ai

Field Staff

 

EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (ESDP)

Piyuth Noito

Manager Assistant

 

THAI TRIBAL ARABICA COFFEE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING COOPERATIVE (TTACPMC)

Anon Suwanpanadorn

Athichai Phuphithaktham

Boonchu Kloedu

Coffee Staff

Coffee Staff Coffee Staff


Boondee Chandindaeng

Nate Praikeereepreuksa

Niporn Sawangthong

Coffee Staff

Coffee Staff Coffee Color

Sombut Suknaphasawat

Suriyon Rattanabanpotsri

Coffee Staff

Coffee Staff

 

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND MARKETING (AEMDP)

Preecha Takham

Tewan Somdungpornchai

Jaruwan Kraoropprachaya

Agricultural Manager

Agricultural Officer Agricultural Staff

 

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Contact Us

Location

69/2 Moo 4, T. San Pesua,
Muang Chiang Mai, 50300