Despite a valiant attempt by the Thai government to address the issue, unfortunately far too many of the rural population in this area are still seriously affected by the AIDS epidemic. One contributing cycle is that of young women going to the cities desperately seeking employment, sometimes getting involved in prostitution. After returning to their village, if they marry, then AIDS/HIV consequently infects the otherwise idyllic village. It's the children who greatly suffer.
Among other consequences, many children lose their parents to the epidemic, and end up in the care of their elderly grandparents. The children lacking a proper education are often ostracized by society and live without the basic essentials for a healthy upbringing - food, clothing and medical supplies.
We work with the various orphanages that take care of HIV/AIDS orphans, as well as assist families and children in need taking food and supplies to help them.
We visit outlying provinces to donate new bicycles and toys to children who’ve lost both their parents to the HIV/AIDS virus.
We also regularly deliver food, clothing and toys to help with the needs of the children at several orphanages in the Chiang Mai area.
We are in touch with supermarkets, fruit and vegetable markets, as well as bakeries and factories which donate food on a regular basis, which we then deliver the donations to the orphanages.