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Chonlada Watmanka  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: October 17, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: The Touch of Love (Sam Phat Rak) Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH4210162
Khing lives with her father and her grandmother. She is responsible for carrying water, caring for animals and making beds. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her grandmother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

Playing house, art and playing with dolls are Khing's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Your love and support will help Khing to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Khing lives on the plains of Pra Kam, home to approximately 7,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of tile and have brick walls. The primary ethnic groups are Thai and Cambodian.

The regional diet consists of fish, pork, rice and chicken. Common health problems in this area include colds and diabetes. Half of the adults in Pra Kam are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $71 per month. This community needs vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of The Touch of Love (Sam Phat Rak) Child Development Center to provide Khing with Bible studies, prayer groups, nutrition education, physical checkups, community service opportunities and tutoring. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Khing.
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 Burirum

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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
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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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