“If I go home now I’ll just sleep the rest of the day, I don’t have anything to do,” says the young woman watching Tom & Jerry.
She receives about $70 each month to help her survive living in Bangkok. She’s unable to work and often struggles with finding a sense of purpose while she bides her time waiting to hear back from the UN.
“One year, nine months exactly,” she startles me with her accuracy when I ask how long she’s been in the country.
She pauses and looks thoughtfully and confesses, “I don’t have internet and I can’t email you always to say thank you.”
She goes on to say how much the support we give means to her. She sounds especially upbeat because we were able to give her and extra $30 this month.
“That was a big help,” she grins.
Since I can’t share her smile, I most certainly want to pass on her gratitude to everyone following our project.
This month a few families received an extra gift after we received a special $746 donation from the International Church of Bangkok.
It’s also notable that we experienced more people giving online in April than any other month this year. Thank you and don’t forget we’re still on the lookout for people or groups who want to sponsor families.