Over the next few days, I'd like to share a few of our current project profiles with you. Here's one that is making a difference in Thailand to prevent children from being stolen into forced prostitution . . .
With rampant poverty, thriving drug trade, and a growing demand for child prostitutes, Thailand struggles with human trafficking. And with 1,300,000 children that have lost at least one parent, many kids are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Although the situation would appear hopeless with so many at-risk children and so few resources, there is indeed hope. Many churches stand ready to help. Prachinburi Church is one such church making a difference. The church and Pastor Chalermchai Chaisombat have been running a Compassion International project for many years along with providing food and clothing to orphaned children in their community. But the need is so great that they have done more – rescuing several children to live in a home next to their church. World Orphans has been asked by the church and local Compassion International representatives to provide help in this area.
The home, located on church property, provides shelter, food, medical care, counseling, and most importantly – the love of a family – for fifteen children. World Orphans' goal is to provide the church with $1,300 per month to help care for these precious children.
THAILAND COUNTRY PROFILE:
Number of Single Orphans* (one parent lost): 1,300,000
Number of Double Orphans* (both parents lost): 58,000
*not including abandoned, sold or trafficked children
Average Income: $2,740 per person
To give to this project please view our giving options (link below) and write "Prach" in the online memo field or on the memo line of your check:
Be informed. Learn more about human trafficking at TRAFFIC JAM.