Kao Ornarun
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  • Location: Chachoengsao, Thailand
  • Family Size: Family of 4
  • "It fits perfectly with a 77-year-old man like me, I don’t have much energy to work on any type of trees that require a lot of attention anymore."

Meet Kao, a 77-year-old rice and Paper-Tree farmer. He lives in the Chachoengsao province of Thailand with his wife and two grandchildren. His children no longer live in their family home and have graduated college, now working in factories to earn money for their own families. He has already successfully planted three generations of these specially-cultivated trees and successfully sold the first two generations for a great price. With the money he made, he will pay for his grandchildren’s education fees and household expenses. He said joining the Paper-Tree Project has made his life much easier, and allows him to live a better life with his family. The trees require very little maintenance and he doesn’t have to take care of them very much, which he likes because he is getting older and doesn’t have the energy he used to when it comes to caring for his fields.

 

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