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Peemai Tree-intong  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: January 1, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Huay Nam Nak Church Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH3080591
Peemai lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include buying or selling in the market , caring for children and caring for animals. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Peemai participates in church activities. She is also in kindergarten where her performance is average. Singing, playing house and art are her favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Peemai to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Peemai lives in the hillside community of Huay Nam Nak Village, home to approximately 1,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have grass or leaf roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, fish, rice and vegetables. A common health problem in this area is common colds. Most adults in Huay Nam Nak Village work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $63 per month. This community needs teachers and a market place to sell their products.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Huay Nam Nak Church Child Development Center to provide Peemai with Bible teaching, choir, physical checkups, sports, community service opportunities, language classes, music courses and life skills training. The center staff will also provide meetings, special celebrations and positive discipline training for the parents or guardians of Peemai.
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: Southwest of Tak

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