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Kittiphop Wanarahong  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: January 9, 2009
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Thailand
  • Center: Tor Pra De Church Child Development Center
  • Child ID: TH8110474
Kittiphop lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include working at various household chores. There are 6 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Kittiphop participates in church activities. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Telling stories, walking and hide-and-seek are his favorite activities.

Please remember Kittiphop in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Kittiphop lives in the mountainous community of Baan Tor Pra De, home to approximately 680 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood floors, bamboo walls and thatched roofs. This project operates near the border of Thailand and Burma. Some of the children live in Burma while others live in Thailand.

The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, fish, rice and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include dengue hemorrhagic fever, colds and malaria. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $63 per month. This community needs assistance with school fees, vocational training and substance abuse rehabilitation programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tor Pra De Church Child Development Center to provide Kittiphop with Bible studies, nutritious food, health education, physical checkups, special celebrations, opportunities to help those in need, language classes, tutoring, leadership programs and vocational skills training.
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: Northwest of Tak

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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.