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Fat Happy Babies!!!

"Before you started coming to our village, most of the babies born here were skinny, and cried all the time. The babies born since you started caring for these women are so different, they are fat, they don't cry as much, their mothers seem happier taking care of them and they know what to do when they are sick or fussy because you visit and help them learn."
Proud new mamas.

Change is Possible! – Rewriting patterns of violence

Household violence is common... Often I hear that it's nothing we can change. But that doesn't mean we stop trying.

Gaining Ground

We are literally winning a war on weeds with a couple of boards with nails in them. It saves both time and money. The ideas are so simple. But these are the kinds of ideas we are looking for: simple, replicable, and affordable.

Commonplace Violence

"I don't want to go back," she said, "But what other choice do I have? I have 4 children, they need me to take care of them."
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Homeless, again.

They are willing to live in something that we wouldn’t even classify as a building in order to get paid on time and not have to run from the police... We are working with these families to find long-term solutions.

Salaries and ATM Fees

It occurred to me that my "nominal" fee was more than this mom could make in an entire day working
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The Charis Team is Growing

We are super thrilled to welcome the Hagelberg family to Mae Sot!
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We NEED Partners! Could it be you?

THE PART WHERE WE TELL YOU HOW MUCH MONEY WE NEED, HOW RIDICULOUSLY LITTLE IT TAKES TO DO SO MUCH GOOD, AND COMPARE IT TO HOW MUCH WESTERNERS CONSUME SO THAT THE CONTRAST MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE THIS IS A VERY REASONABLE THING TO ASK.

Surrounded by Friends

The little boy's grandfather stood up and announced, "I will keep my grandson. Even if it means I can't go to work...
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Abundance!

The children see that they are rich. Their existence is no longer marked by the empty cup extended, full of need. They now see the full cup extended, to give to those who have need.
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Family Support Center: Why Names Matter

This has never been an orphanage. It has been a refuge for children in need though. It has been a refuge for families in need. Peace of mind when they couldn't figure out how to make it through together. They trusted us with their beloved offspring for a time, and we have strived to be worthy of that trust.

Holding Onto Life

She was just starting to show when the wife came to the place they both worked and confronted the man they both thought they were with. In the end, this baby's father returned to his wife and abandoned the girl he had taken advantage of.
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