Old and poor: Thailand sleepwalking towards an ageing crisis
Old and poor: Thailand sleepwalking towards an ageing crisis

Thailand is one of the world's fastest ageing societies with more than 12 million people above the age of 60.

They make up around 18% of the population, but with low incomes and insufficient government help, many seniors end up living in extreme poverty.

"I have to borrow some money if I don't have enough to buy milk.

I have to take a loan,” says 75-year-old Chusri Kaewkhio who looks after her ill husband of the same age.

By 2029, Thailand is expected to join a list of super-ageing societies where more than 20% of the population are older than 65.