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Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies

by Family Connection Foundation
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Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies
Helping Single Thai Mothers Keep Their Babies

Summary

Home of the Swallow serves disadvantaged women in Thailand who experience unplanned pregnancies and are facing cultural, financial, or familial pressure to abort or reject their babies. Using a holistic approach, Home of the Swallow provides opportunities for education, counseling, life and job skill training, parenting classes, and emotional support within a safe and encouraging environment. We hope to empower the women to become independent, loving mothers to their children.

$25,000
total goal
$24,969
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
13
days

Challenge

Home of the Swallow serves disadvantaged women in Thailand who experience unplanned pregnancies and are facing cultural, financial, or familial pressure to abort or reject their babies. In Thai society, there is a significant stigma associated with being a single mom. Some of the women we work with have intact families who cannot accept their daughters being pregnant and unmarried. Many have grown up in orphanages themselves. Almost all have been victims of one or more forms of abuse.

Solution

We seek to reduce the number of children being aborted, abandoned, given up for adoption, or exploited. We work with single, pregnant women who feel unable to care for their children. Using a holistic approach, HoS provides for all their essential needs, as well as opportunities for education, counseling, life and job skill training, parenting classes, and emotional support within a safe, nurturing environment. We hope to empower the women to become independent, loving mothers to their children.

Long-Term Impact

As we invest in the women, they understand their value, grow in confidence, and are able to safely provide for their families. This breaks the cycle of children being placed in orphanages despite having one or more living parents or relatives (which is very common in Thailand) and will have a profound impact on future generations, complete with purpose, hope, and bright futures. Since HoS was established in 2007, we have provided residential care to 58 women and 70 children.

Resources

http:/​/​www.fcfthailand.org/​

Organization Information

Family Connection Foundation

Location: Muang, Chiang Mai - Thailand
Website:
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Project Leader:
Timothy Dunham
Muang, Chiang Mai Thailand
$31 raised of $25,000 goal
 
2 donations
$24,969 to go
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