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Christopher Robert Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Film & Video, Health, Home Health Care, Human Services, Immigration

Mission: The Christopher Robert Project has provided necessary supports and services to Thailand's remote tribal villages since 2012. The CR Project believes that everyone regardless of social stature should have access to sustainable solutions that meet urgent needs. Our concern is primarily wellness and education. In our vision of a lifetime of upward social mobility for Thailand’s tribal people, our sole mission is to provide sustainable solutions that meet urgent needs.

Results: 2012-2015 Orthopedic Initiative: Initial hospitalization for three months and three year followup for special shoes and braces for a child unable to bear weight. Child now running and climbing trees. 2012-2014 English language for 30 kids using tablet pcs on weekends 2013 Gifted mosquito nets, t-shirts, sweatshirts and flip-flops, toys, books and art supplies, etc. 2013 Resupplied school learning materials after old school burned 2014-2015 English language for almost 90 kids on weekends 2014 Funded a school in a small village of 35 homes with latrine 2014 Built a wheelchair latrine for parents caring for two young adults suffering from post polio syndrome 2014 Acquired special seating for handicapped village residents 2014 Provided nutritional supplements to these handicapped individuals who could not eat a solid diet due to disability. 2015 Engaged two American artists from Chicago in the painting of a mural on a village kindergarten. Kids learned painting techniques and assisted the work. 2016 Village water analysis' tested poorly, headmen requesting help. Researched and developed a "jungle-tough", sustainable low tech-high impact solution. Water tested prior and post filter: Chiang Mai University, Science and Technology Center and now safe to drink. 2017 Researched and created a service-related travel program for conscious travelers interested in field work that makes a difference. 2018 Launched Jungle Water Adventures to train travelers in 2-12 week sessions to provide field work in our villages. 2019 Spring session begins... Join Our Tribe!

Target demographics: provide necessary supports and services for Thailand's under-served hill tribes

Direct beneficiaries per year: Ten tribal villages

Geographic areas served: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Programs: Media Arts, Product Construction and Design, Public Health, and IT Support

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best project that I have ever seen because it is the helpful for all people in the village that got it.
I really want to thank for all the wonderful people that had come to this project.
I was very happy to see all villagers smiled to us when we got there and they had given us a really good hospitality.Thank you to Rip and leen that form this project for all hill tribe people.

Christopher project เป็นโครงการที่ดีมากๆสำหรับคนชายขอบหรือคนบนดอยที่ไม่ได้รับการดูแลให้ทั่วถึงจากหน่วยงานของรัฐ

ขอขอบคุณสำหรับครงการดีๆที่ผ่านทางทุกคนที่มีส่วนร่วมในโครงการนี้
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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A truly well run and well thought out project. The level of ownership that the locals have in the water projects ensures that this non profit will stand the test of time and enrich the lives of the local population long after the volunteers are back in their home countries. This is made possible by the realization that Rip and Lynn have in their fundamental principal of local participation and ownership, and is the only way to truly realize success.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Reaching out with love and compassion to the children of Thailand. Providing education, clean water, personal needs and the joy of learning. Please support this group as they tirelessly look for ways to improve the lives across the globe.

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thecrproject 06/06/2019

Thank you so much for this kind review of our project.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They post pictures of the work they are doing,so you can see first hand the help the villagers are receiving. They reach out to the public to get donated items and always post a picture with a special thank you so you know they received it. They put their hearts into the non profit and you can see they love doing what they do.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you for this review! It is true, everyone associated with the CR Project has a big heart and absolutely loves what they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Christopher Robert Project are a truly outstanding organization. They have brought profound aid to hill tribes living among remote villages of Thailand. Through their efforts their team have done the Lord's work in managing to not only create clean water access to villagers but also provide education to the groups of children located there. Their mission to improve the well-being of others is simply admirable.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you GonzoPR for this nicely worded review of our program. We appreciate your kind words.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an awesome organization serving the communities to keep them safe. I am so glad that someone cares enough to continue the awesome service that they provide to people that don't have the alternative to obtain safe, clean water.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you Mary for your generous donation. We hope you will continue to follow our organization's efforts and someday even visit to over-see our work in villages.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Best organization ive seen by far...helping out people in need

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I truly believe this is a great start to a better future for all who are involved. So many lives will be touched and changed due to this Project. When I heard about this project, I said to myself I'd do anything I can to make sure this becomes successful!

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you! We are always looking for those who can support the mission of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of going to Mae Jok village with the Christopher Robert Project three years ago. The experience was amazing and so were the kids, they were so excited to learn English on the iPads! Everybody in the village loves the Christopher Robert Project, they are very thankful for everything they have done. I will remember my trip to the jungle for the rest of my life.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Our English with iPads project was very popular with both kids and adults in the villages. The support we get from our villages keeps us motivated to return back time after time.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Rip and Lynn have taken a calling and made it into a remarkable life changing movement. Providing the means to offer clean drinking water and implementing true change to the hill tribe villages. Their ability to seize opportunities and execute plans makes it one of the more effective Non Profits out there.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Christopher Robert Project is doing wonderful work for people that have been overlooked by society. Safe drinking water is a right to every human being on the planet, even remote hill tribes that live in the jungle deserve clean water. I fully support the work they are doing and hope to be able to participate in a session one day.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of working with this charity in 2015 teaching English in small villages. It was the best experience of my life!

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thecrproject 05/29/2018

Alice, thank you for this excellent review. I assure you the pleasure was ours! I'm glad we were able to provide you an experience memorable for life. We appreciate all our rural partners in the field.

1 Cody J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The folks at CRP aren't only making clean water a reality for the hill tribes of Thailand, They're becoming part of and helping a community. They're laying the ground work for people to be able to help themselves by creating sustainable water filtration systems and sharing the knowledge necessary to create healthy water habits.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Access to safe drinking water is a universal problem and something that is taken for granted. The Christopher Robert project is working to help villages in Thailand get safe drinking water and in the process, saving lives. The volunteers that help this non-profit are the real heroes and key to their success.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you for this kind review of our Jungle Water safe water project. You are right, the volunteers are the real heroes in our organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Christopher Robert Project is the number one organization out there!!! It's wonderful to see this organization not only help out with education for the village, but to provide clean water for all . I look forward to joining the organization in person and continuing their work.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you Jorge and welcome to our jungle-tough USA team.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It’s so wonderful to see how many lives have been touched through the organization’s selfless and caring work offering clean water to these hill-tribe villages. I love how invested they are to their agenda and for the public to be part of their journey.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you for this review Ms Salazar, we hope you'll stay for the journey!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work the founders and volunteers give whole-heartedly to this organization is so inspirational. It's great to see their dedication and genuine love through every picture and update. ❤️❤️

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thecrproject 09/25/2017

We love that you can see love in our work!

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

Thank you sincerely.

1 James Monroe Adams I.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I had the pleasure of working with the Christopher Robert Project in 2013. The care, courtesy and professionalism that was shown by the staff and founders was excellent. All involved truly have their hearts in the right place and are very intent on improving the quality of life of all whom they encounter. Lynn and Rip are two of the most generous and good natured people that I have encountered during my life here in Thailand, and I am glad to have been able to work with them during over the course of two trips delivering educational supplies to hill tribe villagers in Northern Thailand.

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thecrproject 11/12/2017

Thank you James. The project's come a long way since 2013 and we like to think, achieving success through failure. Our greatest assets have been talented people like you braving collapsing floors in remote villages above the clouds to help us document stories of tiny villages in need.

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thecrproject 04/29/2019

James, you and the photographic work you provided were amazing! We would like to host you in our villages again at some point. I remember when the headman took care of the injury on your arm in the village above the clouds! New medicine they call it. Lol!

1 Kai J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

เพียงแค่เรามอบแต่สิ่งดีๆให้แก่กัน โลกใบนี้เป็นแดนสวรรคสำหรับทุกๆคน

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thecrproject 05/29/2018

Kai, thank you for your dedication!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with the Christopher Robert Project in the remote villages of northern Thailand has been the best experience of my life! I learned that Thailand's hill tribes earn less than $1 a day, which obviously places safe water out of reach for most village residents. I have seen empty water bottles and buckets littered around village homes in a constant effort to attain safe water. It's encouraging to know that villages are still happy with their filtered water after one year. I have seen both children and adults learn about safe water from CR Project Water and Sanitation Hygiene educators in the field. This small organization has quietly supplied their uniquely designed BSF units to villages with dire need. This organization will no doubt benefit from the help of volunteers, engineers, trusted advisors and university interns that will assist in placing even more filters in the coming year.

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thecrproject 09/25/2017

The buckets were there to carry ground water to the home daily and "littered about" is a fair statement. The buckets and containers used to sit uncovered, until needed. The CR Project's Jungle Water initiative has now eliminated the need for such containers as our CR BSF recipients now have point-of-use access to safe water right in their own home.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Lynn & Rip are a remarkable couple that has dedicated their life ( in honor of their son) to help others. We often take for granted things like Clean Water.. which is a necessity for life. I want to thank The Christopher Robert Project for going above & beyond! Their determination & selflessness is a rarity in this world.

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thecrproject 09/25/2017

Thank you for this kind review. Founders appreciate this kind review and quickly point out that our success is due to a dedicated team of like-minded professionals, volunteers and loyal individuals interested in providing safe water access for villages in dire need.