“The Garden of Eden” is a
rehabilitation community for people living with
HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Even though the PLWHA were
still healthy, they were rejected by their
families and communities. The goal is to create
a self-supporting community of people living
The donated 25,000 square meters
of land is located in the district of Ban Khai,
40 kilometers from the Camillian Social Center
in the Province of Rayong. The land was cleared
and two lakes were created to provide water for
irrigation. A kind benefactor bought fruit trees
and these were planted around the area.
Thirty-five (35) PLWHA as well as
twelve (12) children who are not HIV positive
now reside here and form a little community. The
eleven (11) oldest children are attending the
Each of the adult members are
expected to tend their own garden and provide
their own food. Opened in January 2003, the
project has become self-sufficient. Some
residents have found employment at factories in
the local area. The vegetables and fruit that
the PLWHA grow are being sold in the local
market. The residents are developing programs
such as raising frogs, calves, ducks and pigs.
The residents are also producing methane gas
using the raw waste material from the pigs.
Thanks to the support of IFER International, new
agricultural activities are helping to encourage
the residents to become more self-sufficient.
This program will be extended to other
associations in the South of Thailand. All these
projects help to improve the quality of life for
the PLWHA. Many of these programs have been
negotiated and implemented with the help of the
local administrative council.
like our healthy children and adults
were far too quick for the photographer
as they kick up dust around the Garden
of Eden during a race on sports day.
the two lakes developed irrigation at
the Garden of Eden which was latter used
for farming Ducks. Also on the right is
one of the Pig Sties.
the small but comfortable Thai Style
bungalows for singles at the Garden of
Left : The children that are with us
at the Garden of Eden today, they are
fit and healthy and all but the very
youngest attend local school. The reason
they are with us is because their
parents have past because of the
Left : All kids enjoy the cartoon on
the TV donated by Norman Vernon a young
man from Bolton England.
Left : A place to relax in the
evening while the kids play.
Right : Our center in peace and
quiet for are long term patents
suffering from HIV/AIDS related
Right : The new building opened in
early 2010 for the children.
Below we have our latest
project at the Garden of Eden. While
undergoing rehabilitation 8 of our
patents are helping by working to make
Organic Fertilizer at 250THB a bag.
Which is sponsored by the people of
Luxembourg through the Embassy of
For local sales please contact Fr, Peter
The Camillian Social Center,
1/1 Soi Kiri, Huae Pong
Rayong 21150 Thailand
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
decide to support this project, donations may be
sent directly to the:
St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand,
Bank of Ayudhya
Map-Ta-Phut Branch Rayong
Account Number 229-1-29336-3 (AYUDTHBK).