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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: January 26, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Po Kraa Chee Wit (Planting Life) Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH3320241
In his home, Jakue helps by carrying water and caring for children. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Jakue participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and bicycling are his favorite activities.

Please remember Jakue in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Jakue lives in the hillside community of Baan San Taad, home to approximately 500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of bamboo and have thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Lahu.

The regional diet consists of maize, chicken, pork and rice. Common health problems in this area include gastritis and common colds. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community needs vocational skills training and tuition assistance.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Po Kraa Chee Wit (Planting Life) Child Development Center to provide Jakue with Bible teaching, physical checkups, sports, special celebrations, tutoring, school supplies and supplemental food. The center staff will also provide special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Jakue.
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: West of Chiang Rai

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.