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Sponsors have helped Thai children since 1970, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Thailand to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

southern Asia

Favorite ...

sports: Muay Thai (Thai boxing), soccer, volleyball

foods: curries, pad Thai, fried rice, noodle soups

celebrations: Songkran Festival (Thai new year), Ghost Festival, Vassa ("Buddhist Lent")

Claim to Fame

Its capital, Bangkok, is the most-visited city in the world.

Wild Residents

elephants, king cobras, sun bears

Poverty Pitfalls

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Many kids don't get enough food to grow strong. There isn't enough clean water. Sponsored kids eat healthy meals and drink clean water at their Compassion centers.
Some kids are forced to work. Churches work to protect children from people who might force them into work.

Fun Facts

a little bigger than two Wyomings put together

money: baht

To say hi, people bow their heads while pressing their hands together like a prayer.

mostly built on landforms called deltas created by rivers flowing from the Himalaya mountains

home to the endangered Bengal tiger, the national animal

Wing Kwai is a yearly water buffalo race in Chonburi, Thailand.

Stat Snapshot


Thailand ?? United States 🇺🇸


68,414,135 339,665,118

People Living in Poverty

7.2% 15.1%


Thai, Burmese, English

English, Spanish, Chinese, other


Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.3%, Christian 1%, other/none 0.1%

Protestant 46.5%, none/other 26.1%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%

Typical Family Income

$17,800 per year $63,700 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018


Why I Smile


Sweet Dreams, Sathinee


Shout it Out!


Thai Caramelized Roasted Peanuts


Through My Lens


Little Leaders, Big Change


Goodies for Good


We Like an Adventure


Easy Peasy Pad Thai


Welcome to My Asian Neighborhood


Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango