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Going Strong

Affectionately known in Thailand as "Mr Condom", Mechai Viravaidya is the founder and Chairman of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) which he established in 1974 to tackle the population boom that was climbing at over three percent per year. One of Thailand's foremost social entrepreneurs, he was leading the way in philanthropy long before many of today's well-known celebrities got into the act.