Thitikarn Sutti

Suggested Donation: $20.00

Age: 10 years old
Gender: Girl
Country: Thailand

Thitikarn is a sweet girl who comes from a Thai Buddhist family. She has an older brother and sister. Her parents grow rice and corn on hillside land that belongs to the government using rudimentary agricultural techniques. The family lives in a small house built of wood and concrete with a zinc roof. Due to bad weather and a prolonged season of droughts, the family itself in debt. Unfortunately, the district where they live is one of low economic development and there are not many job opportunities there. Thitikarn is a lovely girl who is patient, obedient and healthy. She wants to be a professional volleyball player one day. Thank you for helping Thitikarn and her family. Your sponsorship will help break the cycle of poverty in their lives.

Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, and many people also believe in the spiritual realm. Children from poor families go to state-run schools where teaching is sub-standard. Their parents normally have little education and cannot be relied upon to help them.  School children seldom reach the ninth grade and most end up working in family farms. Since the people have very low or no education, they lack basic knowledge of life skills like personal hygiene, household management, family planning and balancing budgets.