Photo courtesy of Daniel Weber
Thailand, a country of 64 million people located in Southeast Asia, is estimated to have lost 8,000 people the morning after Christmas, 2004, when a tsunami from the Indian Ocean rolled over its southern shores. See a map at WorldAtlas.com.
Habitat for Humanity has been active in Thailand since 1998 and has already built nearly 1,100 houses according to the Thailand profile at Habitat for Humanity International.
This article shows a good picture of a Habitat house built in the tsunami-impacted Phuket area.
Get a tourist view at WordTravels.com.
Here is a profile from BBC News.
Here is a profile provided by the offices of Habitat for Humanity Thailand (requires Microsoft Word to open)
Here is are several pages from the Habitat for Humanity in Thailand Manual (requires Microsoft Word to open)
Dr. Nong Inpanbutr of the OSU school of Veterinary medicine shared some cultural background about her native country at our first team meeting on November 12. Here are the slides Dr. Inpanbutr graciously created and presented (requires PowerPoint), and here are the notes that team member Marge recorded for us.