For the last couple of days we’ve been making home visits with public health volunteers and workers. We had the opportunity to learn about the way of life in the villages. Many people there are mostly farmers and so healthcare workers come around every few months to do finger prick tests in order to test for chemicals in the blood. Thai farmers use a lot of pesticides on their fruits and vegetables, however public health officials are encouraging people to grow and eat organic foods free of chemicals. It was really interesting to see how those who are more privileged are always helping those who live in poorer conditions. Services for the elderly and sick, like home visits from nurses and physical therapists are always covered by the government. In this photo, our group learned how to wear traditional Sampot Chang kben, which is a lower-body wrap-around cloth sometimes worn by middle and high class women.