Zothansiami Ralte

Serves with AMG International in Thailand

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Originally from India, Zothansiami moved to northern Thailand over twenty years ago. By faith, she opened a hostel for a handful of girls to prevent them from becoming victims of human trafficking. That hostel is now an AMG-sponsored orphanage and vocational training center for boys and girls, and Zothansiami is its director. Zothansiami is also the Manager of the Hilltribe Resources & Development Foundation. She and her husband Soradet have two children.

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.