Maw-orse lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include working at various household chores. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Maw-orse participates in church activities. He is also in pre-school where his performance is average. Playing with cars, walking and hide-and-seek are his favorite activities.
Please remember Maw-orse in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Maw-orse lives in the mountains of Ban Huey Nam Khun, home to approximately 1,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin 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 fish, beans, chicken, pork, rice and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include colds and dengue fever. Most adults in Ban Huey Nam Khun work as day laborers or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $63 per month. This community needs vocational training, a central market for their products and addiction rehabilitation programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Huey Nam Khun Child Development Center to provide Maw-orse with Bible teaching, choir, physical checkups, dental care, health education, nutritious food, community service opportunities, sports, drug abuse prevention programs, special celebrations, language classes, computer courses, school supplies and field trips.
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.
Map of Thailand
Child's Location: Southwest of Tak