Q & A
How can I become a proud owner of a RiceBagz bag and support the Children at BTNC Thailand?
What is the Baan Than Namchai Foundation?
The Baan Than Namchai Foundation (BTNC) is an orphanage in Khaolak Thailand that supports, shelters and cares for more than 77 children. The proceeds from the sales of the RiceBagz will go to help with daily necessities, food and hygiene essentials, and also help with the education and development of the children. Specifically, this project aims to support a scholarship program for senior children and build a covered playground to aid the development of the younger kids. Please follow this link to their Facebook.
Are all of the children at BTNC orphans?
Not all, while Baan Than Namchai Foundation was originally set up to support orphans following the 2004 tsunami, today it supports both orphans and children from disadvantaged backgrounds, that may come from broken or violent homes or otherwise have to live in extreme poverty.
Is truly 100 % of the proceeds going to BTNC?
Yes! All of the proceeds go to BTNC minus minimal costs to make the bagz.
Where can I follow the progress of RiceBagz for Orphans project?
We will add a news blog to this website and will post weekly updates to our Facebook page.
How long is the project Ricebagz for Orphans run?
It will run until December 2022.
Who are the sponsors of RiceBagz for Orphans?
The project sponsors are three ladies from Khao Lak, Barbara van Os, Ulla Haider-Graziani and Toni Weber. Their backgrounds are in sales, investigative journalism and finance, but now give their time to support this project.
Who is Soroptimist International?
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement with a network of around 72,000 club members in 121 countries. The Project Sponsors are members or friends of this organisation. Link to Website.
What is Hands Across The Water?
Hands Across The Water is an Australian-based charity dedicated to enriching the lives of disadvantaged children and communities in Thailand. Website link.
What do packaging and postage cost?
That depends on the weight and where it is being shipped to. We ship via Thailand Post in either a packet for one or two bags/items, or a box for larger orders. We will send a tracking number once shipped so you can track your order throughout its journey. Standard delivery times are around 3-4 weeks.
1 Shopper Set to UK 268g - total cost THB 350
2 mixed sets to UK 500g - total cost THB 522
10 mixed sets to Europe 2.6kg - total cost THB 1,680