"I am proud of myself for planting trees through the Paper-Tree Project before anyone else in this village."
Meet Chan, a 66-year-old farmer who supports a family of six in the Laem Thong Village of the Khao Chagun district in Thailand. Chan’s family consists of his wife and four children. He has been a farmer for the last 20-30 years. He begins his mornings by caring for his ducks and chickens, then works in the fields with his wife the entire day, while his children are out selling crops to make most of the family income. His journey with planting the Paper-Tree started after he heard about the project through his village headman. He is excited about this new adventure with his family, and has already planted about 700 trees on KHAN-NA, the unused space between rice paddies. He plans to use the money he makes from selling his trees to expand his farm in the future, save for emergencies and his children’s educational expenses. He thinks this project is awesome!