Cabbages & Condoms was established on the backbone of the NGO Population and Community Development Association (PDA). The restaurant was conceptualized in part to promote better understanding and acceptance of family planning and to generate income to support various development activities of the NGO.
What do they do?
As a Business for Social Progress, all of its profits support the Population and Community Development Association (PDA), one of Thailand’s largest NGOs with programs including primary health, birth control, education, HIV/AIDS, environment, poverty eradication, and water resource development.
Cabbages & Condoms Bangkok was started by Mr. Mechai Viravaidya, a philanthropist and ex-politician who wanted to improve the lives of Thai people focusing on social issues such as sexual health, sustainability, and anti-corruption. Mr. Mechai believed that condoms should not be seen as taboo but as a necessity, which could save people’s lives from dangerous STIs including HIV/AIDS as well as unwanted pregnancy.