Our target children are from impoverished, broken families, or abandoned, orphaned and/or disabled. We try to make things better by providing environments free of abuse, scholarships for schooling and, for the handicapped, special education.
One of our monthly projects is Share Love with Friends, which we have been benefitting for the last 5 years by distributing rice and other foodstuffs to poor families with disabled children. We also help these children with walking aids, wheelchairs and other special needs. Recently, we helped a 16-year old girl, Natchaya, who was born with cerebral palsy and has never been able to walk. Previously, she had a wheelchair but had overgrown it and she became too heavy for her parents to carry. As a consequence, we were more than happy to help purchase a bigger wheelchair for her.
By the way, both parents work; the father as a laborer, and the mother does laundry at home. Together they earn 10,000 baht a month and out of that they incur 2500 baht on pampers, 2000 baht on utilities and 3000 baht on food and extras. It certainly doesn’t leave much for ‘extras’!