Sponsors have helped Thai children since 1970, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Thailand to fight poverty.
Where in the World?
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.
elephants, king cobras, sun bears
|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.|
|Thailand 🇹🇭||United States 🇺🇸|
People Living in Poverty
|Thai, Burmese, English||
English 79%, Spanish 13%, Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific Island 3.4%, other 1%
|Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.3%, Christian 1%, other/none 0.1%||
Protestant 46.5%, unaffiliated 22.8%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other/unspecified 2.4%
Typical Family Income
|$17,800 per year||$59,500 per year|
MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018