Poverty In Thailand

It’s hard for me to believe that not so long ago I was witnessing poverty in Thailand. The people there had nothing, they were living on $5 a day and struggling to feed themselves. It was heartbreaking to see the children working instead of going to school, and the mothers who gave up their dreams because they didn’t have any other choice. With your help we can change this! If you donate today, we will be able to provide these families with basic necessities like food and water, as well as education for their children- giving them hope for a better future.

Thailand has one of the highest poverty rates in Southeast Asia

With nearly 30 percent of its 63 million people living below the poverty line. I want to make a difference in Thailand by giving back to those who need it most. Will you help me raise $1,000,000 for this charity? Together we can improve the lives of thousands of people!

How long can one survive on $5 a day?

Approximately 600,000 people are living without access to clean water. Almost 30 percent of the children drop out of school before grade 5. Girls are at higher risk for trafficking and exploitation because they have less access to education. Thailand is home to more than 400,000 Burmese refugees who suffer from extreme poverty and lack of access to critical services.

Who are the people living in poverty?

Approximately 90 percent of the people living in poverty are farmers or farm laborers. This makes them highly vulnerable to natural disasters like floods and droughts, which often lead to heavy financial losses that drive them deeper into poverty. A lack of education can also lead to early marriage for Thai girls, putting them at greater risk of contracting HIV/AIDS or becoming victims of trafficking schemes. Only 15 percent of children under the age of 5 are enrolled in pre-primary school education programs to prepare them for primary school.

Child labor is common

As many parents can’t afford to send their kids to school, girls are most often sold into prostitution or trafficked into domestic service. Many young girls are forced to marry men who are much older than them. A Thai family’s income is essential for their survival. Their average annual salary is about $2,100 a year. Many live below the poverty line and do not have the funds to educate their children or access critical healthcare services. When families can’t afford to put food on the table or access medical services, their children are in danger of malnutrition and contracting diseases.

Loan opportunities

The government offers loans for small business owners but these programs often exclude people who don’t have land or property  to use as collateral. Thailand has dozens of state agencies that are to provide services for the poor. But most programs have little funds, ineffective or poorly implemented. The government provides rice subsidies through its Thai Food for the Poor Program. But it only serves a small portion of those who need help. Education is free in Thailand and the government has many initiatives to improve access to education for more poverty stricken families.

The situation is getting worse. Thailand has one of the highest unemployment rates in Southeast Asia. Almost 70 percent of workers are informal or temporary laborers who are not guaranteed basic rights like maternity leave and sick days. Many Thais work multiple jobs to make ends meet but earn too little. Many are mired in debt, which perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

This is my thought on poverty in Thailand

I think that anything that we can do to help is better than nothing. Every little bit counts and $1,000,000 is a lot of money so I believe it would be worth the fight. We all need to work together and try our best for these people. Also the need to fight for our own rights. We should never let anyone tell us that we are not good enough or that we don’t deserve the same things as everybody else . I believe that this is true for all people of all countries.

Also read Thailand In The Midst Of Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s hard for me to believe that not so long ago I was witnessing poverty in Thailand. The people there had nothing, they were living on $5 a day and struggling to feed themselves. It was heartbreaking to see the children working instead of going to school, and the mothers who gave up their dreams because they didn’t have any other choice. With your help we can change this! If you donate today, we will be able to provide these families with basic necessities like food and water, as well as education for their children- giving them hope for a better future.

Thailand has one of the highest poverty rates in Southeast Asia

With nearly 30 percent of its 63 million people living below the poverty line. I want to make a difference in Thailand by giving back to those who need it most. Will you help me raise $1,000,000 for this charity? Together we can improve the lives of thousands of people!

How long can one survive on $5 a day?

Approximately 600,000 people are living without access to clean water. Almost 30 percent of the children drop out of school before grade 5. Girls are at higher risk for trafficking and exploitation because they have less access to education. Thailand is home to more than 400,000 Burmese refugees who suffer from extreme poverty and lack of access to critical services.

Who are the people living in poverty?

Approximately 90 percent of the people living in poverty are farmers or farm laborers. This makes them highly vulnerable to natural disasters like floods and droughts, which often lead to heavy financial losses that drive them deeper into poverty. A lack of education can also lead to early marriage for Thai girls, putting them at greater risk of contracting HIV/AIDS or becoming victims of trafficking schemes. Only 15 percent of children under the age of 5 are enrolled in pre-primary school education programs to prepare them for primary school.

Child labor is common

As many parents can’t afford to send their kids to school, girls are most often sold into prostitution or trafficked into domestic service. Many young girls are forced to marry men who are much older than them. A Thai family’s income is essential for their survival. Their average annual salary is about $2,100 a year. Many live below the poverty line and do not have the funds to educate their children or access critical healthcare services. When families can’t afford to put food on the table or access medical services, their children are in danger of malnutrition and contracting diseases.

Loan opportunities

The government offers loans for small business owners but these programs often exclude people who don’t have land or property  to use as collateral. Thailand has dozens of state agencies that are to provide services for the poor. But most programs have little funds, ineffective or poorly implemented. The government provides rice subsidies through its Thai Food for the Poor Program. But it only serves a small portion of those who need help. Education is free in Thailand and the government has many initiatives to improve access to education for more poverty stricken families.

The situation is getting worse. Thailand has one of the highest unemployment rates in Southeast Asia. Almost 70 percent of workers are informal or temporary laborers who are not guaranteed basic rights like maternity leave and sick days. Many Thais work multiple jobs to make ends meet but earn too little. Many are mired in debt, which perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

This is my thought on poverty in Thailand

I think that anything that we can do to help is better than nothing. Every little bit counts and $1,000,000 is a lot of money so I believe it would be worth the fight. We all need to work together and try our best for these people. Also the need to fight for our own rights. We should never let anyone tell us that we are not good enough or that we don’t deserve the same things as everybody else . I believe that this is true for all people of all countries.

Also read Thailand In The Midst Of Covid-19 Pandemic

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