Student sells donuts to help her family

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Ploychompoo “Nooker” Deemak is a 22-year-old student who has quietly been working hard for her family. The Srinakharinwirot University student was recently discovered selling donuts in her hometown of Surin province, Thailand. 

With goodies like stuffed donuts and sugar-glazed butter donuts, Nooker explained that she got into baking after her mom lost her job in Bangkok years ago. She then returned to Surin and decided to sell baked goods to help support her family. 

Learned how to bake from her mom


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Nooker has been in the business since she was in elementary school, when her mom used to bake donuts for her to sell at school. She later learnt how to bake by herself, before coming to Bangkok for an undergraduate degree in chemistry. 

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Nooker’s freshly baked donuts
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Every time she gets a semester break at school, Nooker goes back home to help her mother take care of the bakery. She sells donuts to locals and receives positive feedback from them, which has won the hearts of her customers.


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After news of her baking talent spread in the neighbourhood, Nooker began receiving orders from a growing pool of customers. She once got a request to bake for a local government agency in the area which was holding a seminar. 

She earns roughly ฿300-400 a day from her orders.

Hopes to expand her family’s bakery in the future

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Though Nooker will soon be returning to Bangkok for her studies, her mother will carry on baking while she’s away. 

Ultimately, Nooker is determined to continue working on her family’s bakery and hopes to make it bigger in the future. We respect the young woman for supporting her family as she’s been doing since she was a child. She also mentioned that, though she doesn’t earn much, she feels really happy and proud for being able to support her family and herself. 

If you’d like to drop by and give Nooker and her family your support, or just to try her delicious goodies, you can find her store here:

Address: 142 Village No.7, Baan Non Daeng, Yang Sub-district, Sikhoraphum District, Surin Province
Telephone: 089-2361815
Getting here: Her store is located opposite Baan Non Daeng Temple (Look out for a bright red dome)