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ORPHAN CRISIS IN THAILAND

According to UNICEF, approximately one million Thai children live in vulnerable conditions. These include children who live in poverty, have lost their parents, have a disability or are forced to live on the streets. In addition, it is estimated that around 290,000 children have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. Thailand also endured the horrific 2014 Boxing Day Tsunami, along with several other natural disasters over the years. These disasters have claimed thousands of lives, and left thousands missing and displaced. As a result, many children were left without parents, and without a home.

 

Unfortunately, Thailand’s orphaned and abandoned children face harsh vulnerabilities and risks, such as exploitation, sex trafficking, child labor, malnutrition, poverty, and disease. In the northern parts of Thailand, many tribal communities exist, including the Hmong Tribe. For the Hmong people, discrimination heightens their daily struggle to survive. Because many of them do not have Thai nationality, they often cannot find work and their children are denied proper education. Eventually, this cycle of poverty drives many to crime. For the Hmong women, youth pregnancy, poverty, and peer pressure provides an easy gateway into prostitution. With high levels of incarceration and women being trafficked, children in these communities are often left alone and abandoned.

CONNIE’S HOME

Connie’s Home is one of the most unique homes that Serving Orphans Worldwide supports. The children in Connie’s Home have all been given over to them by government orphanages because the government facility cannot adequately support the child’s needs. They also provide work for female juvenile offenders through a work-release program approved through the Thai courts. Up until recently, the home was fully funded by the couple that oversees it. However, Serving Orphans Worldwide recently began supporting some of the operational budget of Connie’s Home so that they can pursue sustainability. The couple that began this home already have chickens and ducks to lay eggs and are in the process of implementing a fishery and garden to further cut down on food cost and supplement their income. We are proud to support such a forward thinking, intentional home. Please consider coming alongside us as we support sustainability and proper care for the most vulnerable of Thailand’s orphaned children.

Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.

PROMINENT ISSUES

Abuse

Prior to coming to the home, many of the children are taken advantage of, without a place to truly feel safe. Many times the children are harmed because of their parents’ addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Abandonment

Incarceration, poverty, and teenage pregnancy are some of the many reasons that children in Thailand are abandoned. Chiang Rai Children’s Home has taken in many children who were left with no family to care for them.

Sex Trafficking

Thailand’s Health System Research Institute estimates that children in prostitution make up 40% of prostitutes in Thailand. In situations like this, children with no one to care for them become the most vulnerable.

HOME

“To me a house is a building, but a home is the people in it–full of love to be given to those who enter.” -Connie Cummins, Onsite Director
And the home does just that. Connie’s Home provides a place of love and care for children who cannot be supported by either their biological families or the government. In doing so, the home looks to provide adoptive families for children in their care.

EDUCATION

All school age children at Connie’s Home are able to attend school. The home also provides the children with music time, outdoor time, and age-appropriate class time to give them both daily structure and a childhood.

FAITH

In seeking to restore the children’s health, Connie’s home also cares for them in a way that shows them the love of Christ. The children are taught about Jesus and what it means to love Him.

HEALTH

Connie’s Home takes in the weakest, sickest children and nurses them back to health, freeing them to be adopted stateside or internationally. At this home, children are given access to medicine and proper care for their illnesses and disabilities. Once healthy, many of these children are eligible to be adopted into forever families!

SPONSOR THIS HOME

Connie’s House Thailand – Sponsorship Needs

$3,000 of $12,000 raised

This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.

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