The smell of distinct odour spread the room. This one room was their whole house. The smell was coming from the brother’s thin leg, that was covered in a bandage.

Thailand, slum, life

A man points at the bed, while his wife lays down in pain and his brother puts a bandage on his leg

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

 

Life of the Klong Toey residents is not easy. The biggest slum in Bangkok is home to more of the 100.000 people with the lowest incomes in the capital. Small and unsafe homes are in danger during the monsoon season, as the land is prone to floods. With no proper sewage system, there is a risk of diseases caused by contaminated water.

 

Thailand, slum, life

A woman shows ulcers on her legs

January 12, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

A woman tries to sleep, to take the pain away

January 12, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

 

 

 

”Poverty declined substantially over the last 30 years from 67% in 1986 to 7.8% in 2017 (as measured by the upper-middle-income class poverty line of $5.5/day. Income inequality – as measured by the Gini coefficient – declined less so in recent years. From 2015 to 2017, average household consumption grew by 1.3%.” – https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/thailand/overview

Thailand, slum, life

 

January 12, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 12, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 12, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

 

”Unequal education quality is a big challenge, with poorer areas being underserved. Small under-resourced schools with inadequate infrastructure and education materials are mostly located in poorer regions of the country. A Thai child born today can expect to obtain 12.4 years of school before the age of 18. However, the same Thai child can expect to complete only 8.6 learning-adjusted years of schooling, indicating a learning gap of 3.8 years.”

https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/thailand/overview

 

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 11, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 12, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, slum, life

January 12, 2018., Bangkok, Thailand

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