Bae Reh, 47, lives with a physical disability after losing a leg in a mine accident. He has been living in Ban Mai Nai Soi Camp with his wife, who suffers from a mental disability, since 1996.

Bae Reh’s disability meant that it was difficult for him to go outside the camp for laboring work.

As he was worried about how to take care of his wife and two children, he decided to become involved in economic activities.

He participated in Entrepreneurship Development Training (EDT) in 2013 and subsequently started a snack shop with start-up grant support from TBC.

He is now busy with the shop and very thankful to TBC for the support. But there is a new challenge. After he started the business, the family’s status changed from ‘most vulnerable’ to ‘vulnerable’. On the reduced rations and small shop income, he says it is difficult to support his sick wife and two children.