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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: March 28, 2009
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: The Touch of Love (Sam Phat Rak) Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH4210173
Ploy lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include carrying water and caring for children. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.

Ploy is not presently attending school. Walking and bicycling are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Ploy will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Ploy lives on the plains of Pra Kam, home to approximately 7,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Thai and Cambodian.

The regional diet consists of bananas, fish, pork, rice and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include colds and diabetes. Most adults in Pra Kam work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $71 per month. This community needs awareness on the importance of education and vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of The Touch of Love (Sam Phat Rak) Child Development Center to provide Ploy with Bible teaching, retreats, birthday parties, field trips, community service opportunities and tutoring. The center staff will also provide vocational training and family camp for the parents or guardians of Ploy.
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
  • 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.