“A baby in these parts can fetch as much as twenty thousand baht ($500)”
I want to start the year by again calling your attention to the situation on the border of Thailand. Friends of mine over at Rubber Knife Productions recently took some time out to do a pro bono documentary there. They chose to tell the story of Children of the Forest, a large project aimed at helping people who live in the lawless land between a war being waged in Burma and Thai immigration check points. This is where many fall victim to trafficking or worse horrors. The documentary they made is about 15 minutes long and I encourage you continue to share it after watching (click here if the video does not appear).
I’m proud we started the year by sending $730 to Children of the Forest on behalf of the Cyril Duncan Siam Children’s Foundation and strongly encourage you give and add COF to your list of deserving organizations.
So things are already on track for a very busy and special year. I’m still getting thanked by the families for the Christmas we game them and I want to continue to pass on that gratitude to you. Thank you! Our work in Bangkok with needy families will continue and we’ll be adding two more families to our list this month (making a total of eleven). More info on them and our ongoing weekend volunteering coming soon.
Photo credit: Brianne Hoyt-Stern