The boats that the men are building are not intended for deep sea fishing. Most of the fish sold in local markets come from waters close to shore. The deep sea fishers have a greater impact on the economy of Thailand, so they have received major funding from the government. The small inshore fishermen have little representation and have been neglected by the government in favour of the deep sea fishermen.
A number of organizations have provided funds for the construction of boats especially the Journey into Light office of Lutheran Hour Ministries in Bangkok and the Garuna foundation. Rev. Chujit has been the key factor in making sure the program works for the benefit of the people.