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Temple’s free vegetables initiative sparks saving spree

a friend where needed: A family picks vegetables given away for free at Wat Bang Khonthi Nai in Samut Songkhram province. The free produce project has forged a sense of sharing and enabled some families to put away money for a rainy day.

Every Friday, Od can save up to 150 baht on her grocery shopping bill by collecting vegetables given away for free at Wat Bang Khonthi Nai in Samut Songkhram province.

The trip is worth the cost of her motorcycle petrol because the vegetables she picks up are enough to feed her family for three days. Od is a beneficiary of a project to help folk save money through the practice of sharing.

Od, 45, works at a factory in nearby Ratchaburi province. “If I get off work early on a Friday, I will drive my motorcycle 30 kilometres to the temple for the free vegetables,” she…

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