In her home, Noryemue helps by carrying water, gathering firewood and washing clothes. She lives with her grandfather and her grandmother. Her grandfather is sometimes employed as a laborer and her grandmother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Noryemue enjoys swimming, singing and telling stories. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Please remember Noryemue in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Noryemue lives in the mountainous community of Huay Ma Lai, Viadadi, Mai Pattana Village, home to approximately 3,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood floors, bamboo walls and tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of pork, fish, rice, maize, bananas and cassava. Common health problems in this area include malaria, fevers and tuberculosis. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $63 per month. This community has electricity and paved roads but needs vocational training centers, a market for their agricultural products and parks.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sanklaburi Children & Youth Development Center to provide Noryemue with Bible teaching, physical checkups, nutritious food, aerobic exercises, field trips, sports, community service opportunities, tuition, tutoring and vocational training. The center staff will also provide family fellowship and child protection training for the parents or guardians of Noryemue.
Thailand's central region is a rich agricultural area known as Asia's rice bowl. The northeast is poor, subject to seasonal droughts or floods, while the north has forested mountains and fertile valleys. Rain forests fill the south. Monsoons, high temperatures and humidity dominate Thailand's tropical climate. A major tsunami in December 2004 claimed 8,500 lives in Thailand and caused massive destruction of property in the southern provinces.
Compassion works mainly among the Karen, Lisu and Lahu tribes. The Karen of western Thailand are rice farmers, although some are mahouts - keepers and drivers of elephants that haul logs in the teak forests. The Karen are environmentalists, protective of the forest. Many Karen are Christian. The Lisu live in remote villages at high altitudes largely concentrated in northern Thailand. The Lahu, mountain people of northern Thailand, farm rice and maize and hunt with poisoned arrows. The majority of the country's population is Buddhist; less than 1 percent is Christian.
Founded in the 13th century, Thailand is the only country in south and southeast Asia never colonized by a European power. Since 1975, Thailand has provided asylum for refugees from communist Indochina. For its aid, Thailand has received acclaim from international organizations supporting refugee relief. In 2006, the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown by a military coup. Martial law was partially revoked in January 2007, and HM Bhurnibol Adulyadej now serves as the official head of state.
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Child's Location: Northwest of Kanchanaburi