| Dec 3, 2021
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your support of The Freedom Story's End of Year Campaign. Because of supporters like you, we had a great Giving Tuesday and are excited to continue to expand our work across Northern Thailand. We wanted to send an update on some of our work and give our supporters an idea of how partnering with The Freedom Story is helping to benefit children who are at risk of trafficking and exploitation.
We’re thrilled to announce a new video that shares about two sisters, Saifon and Panee! These young women are stateless, meaning they don’t have any kind of national citizenship. Statelessness leaves them without the legal protections that governments give based on citizenship, and they are also denied access to many of the basic rights citizens enjoy.
When we were first introduced to Saifon and Panee almost 10 years ago, they were living in a very unsafe place, isolated high up in the jungle on a mountain, without electricity and far from even a dirt road. The nearest main road was about a 45-minute drive through the jungle where there was often no discernible path. Without electricity, it was completely dark at night, and the walkway between the hut and outhouse was covered in slippery moss. Though they were only children, they carried a lot of responsibility for taking care of themselves. Getting to school from so far away was an incredible burden.
In this video, you can see how far they’ve come in the years since. Because of the generous support of donors like you, they’ve reasserted their right to dream. Their determination to make a life for themselves, even in the face of statelessness, is inspiring, and we feel certain you’ll feel moved by what they’ve accomplished too.
Thank you so much for your support of these families. Together we are breaking the cycle of trafficking at the source.
The Freedom Story