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I learned to run my own business well!

“When I was a child, my family struggled just to survive.” Ma Myint Myat Thu says.   “They could not afford to pay for me to get […]

Savings Groups Help Families Survive the COVID-19 Lockdown

When COVID-19 hit Thailand, and the government prevention measures closed down borders and businesses, and cut off whole communities, most migrant families were caught completely unprepared. […]

We Can Take Care of Each Other

Daw Aye Min sat on the plastic mat on the floor of her bamboo house as the savings group members filed in. Normally, these meetings were […]

A Family Farm Enterprise

That's how 'P Thon became a farmer, taking over the running of the Charis Farm independently, and we became his customer and investor.

Meet Ma Phyo – Program Graduate

Ma Phyo no longer receives nutrition support from The Charis Project. This is because she is now stronger physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially and ready to step forward to a better future for her children and family. "I always pray for you. And I want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’m very happy because of your help. Every night I pray, I pray for you, for the people who have helped my family."
Charis Team

Ching San – Family Enterprise Manager

Update on the Farm

The Charis Project, has had to grow up and firmly establish its focus and clarity of mission. The mission is to "heal families, strengthen families, and keep families together." While we could tell a true story of how the Farm accomplished these goals, that story was longer than it should be.

The Charis Project Family Crisis Holistic Intervention Model

The Village Savings and Loan Program

Quite often families facing emergencies are forced to borrow money from loan sharks at extremely high interest rates that can cripple a family with debt for years to come. Already, in the villages where the VSLA has been established, three families have been saved from needing to go to loan sharks to borrow money, at 20%/month.