Uthit Losansern

Suggested Donation: $20.00

Uthit comes from a large Hmong hill tribe family. His parents are farmers who never went to school. They work hard growing rice for their family and corn to sell. Unfortunately, the income derived from farming government owned land has been negatively affected by poor weather and ongoing drought conditions. The family’s modest house is built of wood and brick and has no indoor plumbing. Uthit is the youngest of 10 children in the family. He is a healthy, patient, joyful, and active child who dreams of being a policeman when he grows up. Your sponsorship will help break the cycle of poverty in Uthit’s life.

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.