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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: November 8, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Baan Arunothai Church Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH3239059
Nanta lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, caring for children and caring for animals. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed.

Rolling a hoop, soccer and playing with cars are Nanta's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Your love and support will help Nanta to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Nanta lives in the hillside community of Baan Arunothai, home to approximately 18,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Chinese.

The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, pork and rice. A common health problem in this area is dengue fever. Most adults work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $200 per month. This community needs vocational training centers and increased incomes.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Baan Arunothai Church Child Development Center to provide Nanta with Bible teaching, physical checkups, sports, special celebrations, guitar and violin lessons and language tutoring. The center staff will also provide child rights training for the parents or guardians of Nanta.
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: North of Chiang Mai

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