Nod lives with his grandfather and his grandmother. His duties at home include working at various household chores. His grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and his grandmother is sometimes employed as a farmer.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Nod participates in church activities. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Soccer and playing with cars are his favorite activities.
Your prayers are especially appreciated for Nod because he is crippled in one leg and is crippled in one arm. Your sponsorship helps provide the care and love he needs.
Nod lives on the plains of Baan Mai, Tha Dua, Na Kae, PiTakPraTumMuang, DonKee or DonHad, home to approximately 9,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Thai and the most commonly spoken language is northeast dialect.
The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, guinea pig, fish, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include diabetes, cancer, hypertension and respiratory diseases. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $88 per month. These communities need stable employment opportunities and markets to sell produce.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nong Bua Lam Phu Church Child Development Center to provide Nod with Bible teaching, nutritious food, sports, health checkups, community service opportunities, vocational courses, tutoring and school uniforms.
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: In Nong Bua Lam Phoo