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Moments of Mercy

In our ongoing efforts to assist families displaced by the violence on the other side of the Thai/Burma border, our Burma relief coordinators have been finding […]

“Before the training, I didn’t know any better.”

“The minds of children are fragile. If something happens to them, it could scar them for a long time.” Most migrant parents here on the Thai/Burma […]

Some Friendly Competition

Our Mae Sot staff wanted to join in all the soccer fun up on the mountain. So we’ve started organizing mini tournaments between our Mae Sot […]

They Are Why

When you strengthen a family, their children’s future becomes bright. We work with parents because they are the ones who do the hard work of raising […]

Building together, and Saving Together

Many of our clients are incredibly resourceful, able to build themselves house out of locally available materials, with little more than a machete for a tool. […]

Higher Ground, Gaining Ground – Part 2

After last year’s rains washed away part of the soccer field, we made plans to improve it, and keep it from losing anymore ground. Also, we […]

Temporary Shelter for Displaced Families

Another round of shelling and attacks in Karen state, Burma, in recent weeks, extremely close to the Thai border, have led to another 1000 or so people fleeing for safety to the Thai border.

Higher Ground – Gaining Ground

In 2020 we launched the beginning of our Higher Ground Soccer program by giving the children and youth in a small mountain village a level field […]

Emergency Relief for Displaced Families

Since December of 2021, in a continuation of the year long military dictatorship that is devastating Burma, the army has been attacking Karen settlements just across […]

Family Education is Back in Business!

After 6 long months of pausing our in person Family Education classes, we are so excited to get back out in the communities to equip families […]

A Savings Group Helps Turn Trash Into Treasure

Ma Kyue Kyue was a hard working small business owner before she had access to a VSLA or secure savings structures, but she was barely making it, because she couldn’t borrow at a fair rate to grow her business, and she had no safe way to hold on to her money. Now she has both, and even though times are tough, she isn’t quitting.

Beware of Little Expenses

Setting this goal has helped me to take financial responsibility for my life. I started to keep track of all of my expenses.