Thailand is home to a thriving sex-industry, with estimates of over 2 million prostitutes working in the Red Light Districts across the country. Thailand's Health System Research Institute estimates that 40% of the prostitutes in Thailand are children. Often, children are kidnapped or sold into this form of modern-day slavery. In poverty stricken areas, children can be sold for as little as a bag of rice.
The poverty in the high-mountain villages of Northern Thailand puts children at risk for more than just human trafficking. In these under-developed areas, children can suffer from malnutrition, a lack of basic medical care, and physical and sexual abuse.
In 2011, The Sound of Hope raised the funds to help our Thai partners purchase and renovate a new Children's Home in Northern Thailand. This brand new girls home opened in 2013. Here children from impoverished villages will be given a safe, loving home and an education. They will also learn sustainable life skills on the property, such as farming, fishing and raising livestock. We're excited to see these precious girls thrive in their new home!
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