It has been over a year now that we at Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary have had to close our visitor and volunteer program due to concerns from our community about the spread of the virus. However, our team has continued to work tirelessly to keep KSES running, provide for our 5 elephants and their mahouts, as well as support over 60 elephants in the area that have had to come home due to the lack of tourism. These elephants have had no form of income for over a year and we are continuing to help pay for their food supplies to ensure they have enough to sustain them.
We have decided to set-up this new page to reflect our current situation and our continued struggle. Our running costs each month for just the essentials is atleast 200,000THB. As it is unlikely that we can open this year, we will need to continue to fundraise to cover these costs until around the end of the year. Without this fundraising, we will not be able to continue our work, provide for our own elephants and mahouts or help keep the 60+ village elephants fed.
Right now, the dry season is upon us, and our team, as well as the whole community, is having to make a 3+ hour journey,. several times a week, to find enough food for the elephants. With no income coming through our visitor program, this is a huge strain for us as our foundation has been running at a loss. We usually get very little support through our fundraisers, so if anyone is in a position to run their own fundraiser, has any contacts with newspapers or has any other ideas of how we can raise these much needed funds at this time, then please do get in touch.
Thank you to everyone who is supporting us over this time and we hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.
THB 36,000 10/15/2023 02:32:10 PM UTC
EUR 320 01/04/2023 01:39:48 PM UTC
AUD 50 07/22/2022 09:07:13 AM UTC
EUR 50 05/23/2022 08:14:10 AM UTC
USD 50 04/10/2022 10:30:40 AM UTC
USD 100 12/26/2021 06:53:34 PM UTC
USD 10 12/23/2021 09:22:17 PM UTC
USD 150 12/22/2021 05:08:26 PM UTC
MYR 75 11/14/2021 01:37:54 PM UTC
USD 15 10/13/2021 12:11:19 PM UTC
Pmt for dark blue scarf.
USD 18 10/08/2021 06:42:29 PM UTC
USD 100 09/27/2021 10:15:13 AM UTC
Kerri, thanks for all you do for our elephant friends!
THB 600 09/20/2021 05:39:49 PM UTC
Trickle donations from Paige 30th
AUD 80 09/17/2021 12:16:29 AM UTC
Thank you for all you have done. Stay strong and keep fighting. Su Su!
THB 2,000 09/08/2021 05:54:32 PM UTC