Australian family that's bringing hope to the slums
A married couple who live in Klong Toey have been integral in several programmes aimed at boosting locals' self-esteem and helping them escape the stigma of one of Bangkok's most notorious communities, which they nonetheless call home
Bangkok's Klong Toey district is not the first place most foreigners think of when considering a trip to Thailand. But for one Australian family, the slum community that's regarded by locals as a hotbed of crime and drugs, was the natural choice. And it's now the place they call home.
CAREFREE: Children play at the Klong Toey Community Centre.
Anji Barker, a social worker from Melbourne, moved to Klong Toey 11 years ago. She lives there with her Australian husband Ash, her nine-year-old son Aiden and two eight-year-old Thai foster sons, Film and Tan.
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