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Jom Bunsiri

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What would you do if you had 30,000 USD to spend on developing a countryside village? What's your plan?

There are 87 families in the village. No paved road. No market. No farm. Not many people with university degree. No doctor. Not far from the highway. Electricity accessible. Public irrigation accessible. Most of the population are under 20 year-old. Trucks and buses run through the 300 miles highway without stop. Two small restaurants on the highway.

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    Oct 20 2011: In this development, we are not alone with the villagers.

    I think government's efforts to develop rural areas are good souces for expanding networks. For example: public medical projects, chamber of commerce's projects, labor development projects and etc. These networks may be very helpful in this village development and also make my team's project cost efficient. For my conclusion, networking might make $30K worth more than it is.

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