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SOLD Community Gets on Board with Flood Relief

November 18, 2011

From the Field

While the Thai community we serve in northern Thailand remains largely unaffected by the flooding in Bangkok, that hasn’t stopped them from helping those less fortunate.

At our recent Bi-annual Parent Meeting, The SOLD Project staff dedicated part of the day’s agenda to leading our students and their families in assembling EM Balls: bio-material made of mud, bacteria and sugar that are used to help decrease the water pollution and smell.

EM™ stands for “Effective Microorganisms™” and was coined by Professor Dr. Teruo Higa, who developed EM™. EM™ consists of a wide variety of effective, beneficial and non-pathogenic microorganisms produced through a natural process and not chemically synthesized or genetically engineered. —EMRO

These all-natural water treatment balls were used extensively for water purification and disaster relief in the wake of the 2004 tsunami.

Rachel, who is nearing the end of her trip to Thailand, recently sent this update from the field:

Our Bi-annual Parent Meetings are a time for announcements, trainings, awareness programs, and the distribution of scholarships. With the majority of our 100 students and their families in attendance, it’s quite a large gathering. It worked perfectly to bring the community together to create the EM Ball’s to distribute to Bangkok. One EM Ball is estimated to disinfect 4-square meters of polluted water. It was encouraging to see our students and their families come together to support those affected by the flooding.

Making EM Balls at SOLD Parent Meeting

Thank you for your continued support!

If you’d like to support our Relief Fund, you can do so by sending a check to our office (please include ‘Flood Relief’ in the memo) or donating online here and giving ‘in the name’ of the person ‘Flood Relief’.

DonateThe SOLD Project
3037-T Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588

With hope,
Rachel Goble Carey


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