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Kitjaroen Wiriyakanngan  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: April 12, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Than Namthip Mae Ka Piang Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH3070308
    • Waiting: 276 Days for a sponsor.
Kitjaroen lives with his mother. His mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Kitjaroen works at home carrying water, buying or selling in the market and making beds. There are 2 children in the family.

For fun, Kitjaroen enjoys soccer, playing with cars and singing. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Your love and support will help Kitjaroen to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Kitjaroen lives in one of the mountainous communities of Maeka Piang Village, Huey Tao Roo Village or Mueang Village, home to approximately 700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Thai and the most commonly spoken language is Karen.

The regional diet consists of rice, pork and beans. Common health problems in this area include colds and gastritis. Most adults work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $76 per month. These communities need tuition assistance and stable employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Than Namthip Mae Ka Piang Child Development Center to provide Kitjaroen with Bible teaching, health education, annual physical checkups, tutoring, life skills training and special celebrations. The center staff will also provide vocational training, meetings and retreats for the parents or guardians of Kitjaroen.
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 Chiang Mai

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  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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