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Dearmylovelydaughter,
HowisBangkokforyou?Iwouldsaythatitisdry,wellatleastdryerthanPhetchabun.Here,itishorrible.Thefloodcameonenight,anditjustblewmywholelifeaway.MywoodenhousethatsitsnearthePa-SakRiverinLomSakdistrict,Phetchabunisjustmostlyruined.WellitallstartedinaroundSeptember;whentheNon-Tekmonsooncame.Thewaterfilledupthedam,sotheyhadtoletoutthedamwaterintothePa-sakRiver.Thatnight,thewatercamegushingthroughwitharesultofrisingupto2metershigh.Beforethewatercame,Iwasthinkingaboutharvestingmychillyandcantonthenextday,butwhenIwokeupitwasallunderwater.Myheartbrokeoffintoamillionpieces.Allmytools,cropsandagricultureareaarealldestroyed.Therewashardlyanyfoodanddrinkingwaterforalmost2months.Eventhoughmycropsgivemeverylessincome,Istillneedthemoneyforyourson
seducation.Iusethemonthlymoneyyougivemetobuytheseedsandfertilizer,butIamstillinmy2000bahtdebt.Istillneedmoremoneyformydiabetesmedicine.Thefloodshaveaffectedmehorribly.It
doesn’t
looksogoodifItalkaboutnature.Thefloodwatersarefullofallofmycrops.Ithasdirt,rubbish,allmytoolsandawholeloadofnastythingsitin.Thewaterhasbeenhorriblyaffectedtoo.Mylandisallwet,ruinedandunderwater.Mylandhasbeenaffected
 
everysobadly.Mywholevillageisflooded.Allthehouseshavealmostbrokendown,somuchhasbeendestroyed.Inthewater,itisfullofrubbish,dirt,myagriculturetools,mycrops,andmylifehasflownawaywithit.Themonsoonanddamwaterhavedestroyedmylife.Thereisahugechangeinplantlife
tostartwith,myplantshavealldiedandflownawaywiththewater.Fisharedelightedabouttheirnewflowinghabitat,butIamreallydepressed.Theeconomyhasneverbeenanyworseforme.Myjobisjustruined.Itisobviouslynegativelyaffected.I
velostitall
allmyproducts,allmyseeds.Itwilltakealongtimetoearnmoneyandcontinuemybusiness.ItisalsogoodthatpeopleareawareofmebeinginneedandIhavegottenalotofhelp,butIwouldbelyingifIsaidthatIammoreofpositivelyaffectedthannegatively.Ihavelostmychanceofanyincome.Iamindebt,andIneedmoneyforyourson
seducation.I
won’t
gainanymoneyuntilallthewaterisgone,notuntilIgetseedstoreplantmygarden.Ihavelostawholelotofmyproperty.Losingmygardenislosingmyjob.Atleastmyhouseisn
tgone,wellitwasalmostgone.Therearesomanyfuturecosts-rebuildingmyagricultureland,buyingnewseeds,andjustearningmoneytopayforyourson
seducation.
 
Itishurtfultothinkthatmycommunityandoursocietyhavealsobeenaffected.MycommunityhasbeenaffectedinasimilarwayasIhavebeenaffected.Theirlandandcropsaredestroyedlikemineare.Ourfamilyisnegativelyaffected.Mydaughter,Idon
tknowaboutyoubutforyoursonIreallyneedthemoneytopayforhislearning.I
mnotsureifthegovernmenthashelpedmeornot,buyAAThashelpedmesomuch.Theyhavegivenout315packstoeveryoneintheLomSakdistrict.Theyarealsoworkingonprojects-oneonwomenrightsandtheotheroneonsustainableagriculturewhichIamapartof.Theyhavebeenworkingreallycloselywithmeandmycommunity.Someserviceshavebeendisruptedsuchasbuyingfoodandwater.Mycommunityhasbeenviewedas
in-a-lot-of-need
worldwide.Idon
tthinkthatmycommunitydoesfeelveryhappyasawhole.WearedelightedthatAATarehelpingus,butourlivesareruined.Mywell-beingisn
tgoingsowell.Ifeelthatthisisahorriblesituation.Ineedalotofmoney,helpandsupporttorestartmybusinessandcontinuewithmylife.I,myselfhavebeennegativelyaffected.AsImentionedmanytimesbefore,Ihavelostmyjob,myagricultureland,andbasicallymylife.Ifeelthatwhatishappeningtoeveryoneisnotsofair,butIwouldhavetosaythatitiskindoffairtoo.ItisfairthatwehavetosuffertokeepBangkokandotherplacesfair,butitisn
tfairthatIamsufferingbadly.Itisfairasacommunity,butitisn
tfairasanindividual.

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