about borderless friendship foundation

Borderless Friendship Foundation (BFF) is a not-for-profit organisation, established in July 2009, governed by a Board who assign the Director to facilitate the Foundation activities. The Director works with all stakeholders - both government and non-governmental organizations, and there is a long history of working with Rotary and RAWCS.

BFF was formed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, by nine community-based organizations working with nine ethnic groups in remote areas of Northern Thailand. They are now working with 350-400 rural communities that cross to Sub Mekong region countries. Communities include Lahu, Hmong, Akha, Karen and Lisu.


For a society in which all people, especially children, youth, women and vulnerable people, have human rights and access to resources leading to quality lives.

In addition, BFF works with local, community-based organizations to facilitate project activities on specific sites.


Our mission is enhance the lives of children, youth, women and vulnerable people and to strengthen culture, family involvement and community engagement.

  • Promote and educate communities about basic human rights to ensure equitable access to resources from government and private organisations.
  • Strengthen families and communities, through self-help groups, to share knowledge and promote unity in their communities.
  • Engage community members in educating their children and youth; saving for their future; livelihood development; caring for the environment; and cultural preservation.


  1. To promote sustainable community development by focusing on agriculture, and the establishment of saving groups and cooperatives.

  2. To promote moral and ethical related activities for families and local communities.

  3. To promote education and human rights for local people regardless of age, race, gender or geographical areas.

  4. To promote local wisdom about preserving the environment and natural resources.

  5. To engage local farmers in passing on knowledge and resources to other vulnerable people.

  6. To partner with national and international organisations.