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Fair Trade Travels - Visit to the Good Shepherd Sisters and Interview with Sister Louise Horgan

Fair Trade Travels - Visit to the Good Shepherd Sisters and Interview with Sister Louise Horgan

Visit to The Good Shepherd Sisters, Bangkok, Thailand and Interview with Sister Louise Horgan

During the final week of June I traveled to Thailand to visit Sister Louise of the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok and Mr Stephen Salmon of the Heritage Crafts and Cafe, (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand.

Many thanks to Sister Louise and Mrs Salmon for taking time out of their busy schedules to talk about their pioneering work.

  

The Good Shepherd Sisters, Bangkok, Thailand

It was great to finally meet Sister Louise of the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok.

Sabeena Ahmed with Sister Louise at the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok, visited June 2018 

With Sister Louise

 

About the Good Shepherd Sisters

The Good Shepherd Sisters, Fatima Centre, Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

The Fatima Centre of the Good Shepherd Sisters of Thailand is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the quality of life of all those in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

 

Ladies sewing at The Good Shepherd Sisters, Fatima Centre, Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Under the expert direction of those whose sole concern is the welfare of others the Fatima Centre provides opportunities for women and young girls at risk in the community and to break out of the unending cycle of poverty.

 

Ladies making children's toys at the Good Shepherd Sisters, Fatima Centre Bangkok Thailand visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Compassionate and healing relationships are integral to our mission. Our specific focus is towards the human, social and spiritual development of women and girls.

We work in direct service projects with women, children and families to empower, enhance dignity, support self-sufficiency, and build esteem in those who have been excluded from the benefits of society.

 

A lady embroidering a table cloth at the Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed june 2018

 

 INTERVIEW WITH SISTER LOUISE

 Interview with Sister Louise Hogan

 

Photos Gallery

Sister Louise at the Good Shepherd Sisters Shop - Bangkok, visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Sister Louise at the Good Shepherd Sisters Shop - Bangkok

 

A lady artist embroidering and elephant on a cotton fabric - Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

A lady artist embroidering and elephant on a cotton fabric  

 

Snow White Dolls unfinished at the Good Shepherd Sisters visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Snow white dolls unfinished 

 

All photographs were taken by my Fairphone2 17,418.

 

Many thanks to Mr Sister Louise for taking time out of her schedule to talk with me again.

I wish her every success and happiness with her pioneering work.

I  certainly hope she is awarded an MBE soon for his tireless work for social and trade justice.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and please continue to support fair trade producers wherever you live.

Much love, regards and respect

Sabeena

  

Further Reading and Links

Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok

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