The Akha Women’s Foundation is a non-profit 501(c3) designated charitable organization founded to empower the Akha women of Thailand by providing them with vocational and primary health care programs. The Foundation provided funds to build a hostel where 25 Akha girls live while attending high school. If not for the hostel, many would be unable to attend school.
The Foundation is now working to raise money to build a clinic where the Akha women can learn skills to support their families, and where the traditions of Thai/Akha massage and herbal medicine will be taught and practiced. It will be a place where visitors can learn about Akha culture and study with the villagers. By providing the opportunity for the Akha people to share their unique knowledge, we help them preserve their way of life and cultural heritage.