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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: January 9, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Bann Mae Aok Hoo Church Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH8080262
Kerker lives with his grandmother. His duties at home include making beds. His grandmother maintains the home.

Singing, walking and hide-and-seek are Kerker's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Please remember Kerker in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Kerker lives in the hillside community of Bann Mae Aok Hoo, home to approximately 1,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood with tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Karen and the most commonly spoken language is Burmise.

The regional diet consists of fish, beans, rice, chicken and pork. Common health problems in this area include colds, malaria and hemorrhagic fever. Half the adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $83 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Bann Mae Aok Hoo Church Child Development Center to provide Kerker with Bible teaching, nutritious food, physical checkups, sports, special celebrations, school fees, scholastic materials and vocational training. The center staff will also provide positive discipline education for the parents or guardians of Kerker.
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: South of Tak

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