Update 9/29/2021: Sukrit is now sponsored!
Update 13/11/2021: Klaeklae and Wayu’s pages have disappeared. This probably means they are no longer part of Compassion’s sponsorship program.
Welcome to Sponsorship Saturday, where, every Saturday, I hope to highlight one or more kid living in poverty and in need of sponsorship, in hopes of finding sponsors for them.
Please share these posts so that many people can become aware of people living in poverty and hopefully take action! Sharing is so easy, but can make a world of difference!!
And, of course, please keep the Sponsorship Saturday kids and their families in your prayers.
I’ll be highlighting kids from many different countries, registered with multiple sponsorship orginizations including Compassion International, World Vision, and Holt International.
Please note that it is my intention to both help the kids I spotlight, by spreading the word about their needs, and how others can help, and also, to honor the individuals I’m advocating for in my wording and the info I mention here. If you see anything that I’ve missed, or that I could do better to accomplish this goal, you are welcome to let me know in the comments.
Today, I’m sharing three kids from Thailand, who are registered with Compassion International’s sponsorship program!
Meet Sukrit! Visit his sponsorship page here: https://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/child-biography.htm?gid=08656936&source=
Sukrit is 6 years old, and lives with his family in the town of Umphang, in Tak Province, Thailand.
Most houses in the area are made up of wood floors, wood walls and tile roofs.
Sukrit and his family likely eat chicken, eggs, fish, pork and rice on a daily basis. Sukrit probably speaks Karen.
Most families in Umphang are in debt and make a meager living by growing their food and/or working as day laborers on plantations. The average family income is equivalent to $96 per month, which is not enough to provide basic needs. Malnutrition is a common health problem in children. This community needs literacy education, medical services and economic support to send children to school.
Sukrit’s favorite hobbies include music, play house, singing, walking, listening to Bible stories, singing songs, and snack / meal time!
Sponsorship will allow a local church to provide Sukrit with Bible teaching, food, growth monitoring, medical checkups, vaccinations, basic life-skills training, school fees, books, uniforms, contests and prizes, art and music activities, soccer tournaments, birthday celebrations and community service opportunities. The staff will also provide community engagement, celebrations and parenting education for Sukrit’s parents.
Neither of Sukrit’s parents are currently constantly employed, so sponsorship is especially important for Sukrit!
You can sponsor Sukrit for $38 a month!
Here is Klaeklae! Visit her sponsorship page here: https://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/child-biography.htm?gid=08121303&source=
Klaeklae is 7 years old, and lives with her family in mountain village of Ban Huey Nam Khun, in Tak Province, Thailand. It is near the border of Thailand and Myanmar, and some of the children who attend this Compassion project live in Myanmar while others live in Thailand.
Most houses in the area are made up of wood floors, wood walls and tin roofs.
Klaeklae and her family likely eat fish, pork, rice, chicken and beans on a daily basis. Klaeklae probably speaks Karen.
Most adults in Ban Huey Nam Khun make a living day laborers on plantations or subsistence farmers on rented land. The average family income is equivalent to just $90 per month. This community has struggles with alcohol/drug abuse and gambling. It needs economic support to educate children and young people.
Klaeklae’s favorite hobbies include art or drawing, dancing, dolls, walking, listening to Bible stories, and singing songs!
Klaeklae helps at home with gathering firewood, kitchen help, making beds, running errands, and washing clothes.
Sponsorship will allow a local church to provide Klaeklae with Bible teaching, food, health screening, health kits, hygiene and basic life-skills training, school fees, books, uniforms, tutoring, computer classes, games, music activities, leadership development and community service opportunities.
Neither of Klaeklae’s parents are currently consistently employed, so sponsorship is especially important for Klaeklae!
You can sponsor Klaeklae for $38 a month!
And last but certainly not least, meet Wayu! Visit his sponsorship page here: https://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/child-biography.htm?gid=08710713&source=
Wayu is 7 years old, and lives with his family in the rural village of Ban Aoo Toom, in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.
Most houses in the area are made up of tile roofs, tin walls and wood floors.
Wayu and his family likely eat rice, cabbage, eggs, guinea pig, roti (flatbread) and bananas on a daily basis. Wayu probably speaks Karen.
Most adults in Ban Aoo Toom make a living by farming, raising livestock or working as day laborers. The average family income is equivalent to about $47 per month. This community needs health education, microfinancing to start small businesses, and a secondary school.
Wayu’s favorite hobbies include soccer or football, listening to Bible stories, sports, and playing games!
Wayu helps at home with gathering firewood and running errands.
Sponsorship will allow a local church to provide Wayu with Bible teaching, food, growth monitoring, medical checkups, vaccinations, basic life-skills training, school uniforms and supplies, career guidance, field trips, art and music activities, soccer tournaments and community service opportunities. The staff will also visit families and provide vocational skills training for Wayu’s parents.
Neither of Wayu’s parents are currently consistently employed, so sponsorship is especially important for Wayu!
You can sponsor Wayu for $38 a month!
To learn more about Thailand, Sukrit, Wayu, and Klaeklae’s country, Thailand, go here: https://blog.compassion.com/fun-facts-about-thailand/
Learn more about Compassion’s work in Thailand here: https://www.compassion.com/about/where/thailand-facts.htm
Giving, praying, and sharing are three great ways to help Sukrit, Klaeklae, and Wayu, as well as other kids living in poverty!
I would appreciate it so much if you would consider sharing this post or sponsoring Sukrit, Klaeklae, or Wayu!
Of course, sponsorship is not for everyone, but that isn’t the only way to help. Maybe you could share? Maybe you could give a one time gift? Maybe you could pray?
Thank you so much for reading!