“Life has never been easy for me, but recently, with help from the Family Rescue Program, it’s been getting better.”
“My name is Cho Cho San, and I am 38 years old. I am a mother of three children. I come from Ayawaddy, Pantanaw Township, in Myanmar and I lived in Mae Sot now.”
“Before the pandemic, my husband and I worked hard to provide for our family. I used to work at a restaurant, earning 150($5USD) baht a day, while my husband was a part-time employee, earning 250 baht($7.10USD) a day. However, things took a turn for the worse when my husband fell ill and could not work.”
“At the same time, our oldest son went blind, and it was a long three-year journey before he recovered. In spite of the challenges, we remained determined to provide for our two other children, who are both enrolled in school.”
“My husband’s health continued to deteriorate. He had to spend eight months in the hospital. It was during this challenging time that the Family Rescue team provided us with food and other support. Their focus on empowering vulnerable families helped us to survive.”
“It was a devastating time for me. But Family Rescue provided counseling services to help cope with the difficult situation. They also gave me seeds and taught me how to grow my own food. They encouraged me to start growing vegetables in my front yard. That gave me a new purpose in life. It was challenging at first, but I found that I loved it.”
“As I grew more comfortable with small-scale agriculture, I began to eat the vegetables I grew. I even sold some in the market, earning around 50 baht($1.60USD) a day whenever I went to sell them. This empowering experience motivated us to expand our efforts and turn it into a small business. We are now providing for our family, and it has given us a sense of hope and purpose.”
“I am grateful to Family Rescue for helping me find a new purpose in life. Without their support and encouragement, I don’t know how I would have survived this difficult time. My family is doing much better, and my children can continue attending school.”
“We live in a rural area and only have a few resources, but we are making the best of what we have. I am proud of my family and grateful for the support we have received.”
Thanks to your support, Cho Cho San’s family was able to survive a series of crises that could have destroyed them. Countless more children and families face similar struggles every day here on the Thai/Burma border. We are working every day to empower vulnerable families and help them to get strong. Your support helps us to reach them in their most desperate moments and empower them to survive and grow stronger.
Please join our mission to transform the lives of children and families here on the Thai/Burma border through empowering vulnerable families. Your donation will make a difference in the life of a child today.