I have been traveling to Thailand for a little while now. I have recently met a women named Mod.
After conversations with her and visiting her children and family in the isaan region of Thailand, I soon discovered that there is a common problem and that is that there are many disadvantaged Thai people with little to no work to earn a living and as a result this mean that there is not enough money to pay for dental, medical, hygiene, wholesome food and a good education. Many Thais in this region are not well educated, their children tend to have children at a very young age, the (husband or boyfriend) leaves the women with the baby/s and leaves all the responsiblities to this young women with no job and as results this is an added pressure for the whole family which is more mouths feed. Bad choices, I know, but it just seems to be the way it is in this part of Thailand unfortunately.
So what generally happens?
The family normally decides to send the oldest daughter out of the nest (not the male) at a resonable age to make money for the whole family (in this case, Mod). This is very common and many girls end up in the streets of Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and alike working in bars where there is no education required, so they are often found selling themselves and drinking a whole lot of alchohol day after day 7 days a week just to make quick good easy money, and as a result their health degrades significantly and they get sick frequently as you could imagine. These Thai girls/women love their children and families so much and would do anything it takes it's sad to see and breaks my heart. They can earn some decent money going with man after man and drink after drink, but this is no way a way of life for any 16yr and older girl!
As it stands Mod (22yr old) single mother of 2 children (4 and 6yrs) is the sole provider for the family which includes mother, father, baby sister, sister, 2 children and herself. She lives away from her family, where her mother looks after her children. It broke my heart to see the conditions that they are living in, the children without much to eat and and how Mod has to earn money for her loved ones, basically without her they have no hope.
What is needed? ---- (Your help)
I am here hoping to get finacial help for Mod and her family which will include ...
⚡ Go towards childrens dental work (URGENT).
⚡ Buy wholesome foods rather than the junk (suger and processed food) they buy due lack of money.
⚡ Sourcing better schooling for the children in a bigger city purely for a better HOPE for the future (Mod tells me, some days she cannot afford to pay the school fees so the kids miss out).
⚡ Buy hygiene products.
⚡ IMPORTANT, I will educate and teach the family about how and where to save money (Thais are known to be not very good with money and how to use it).
⚡ I will educate and teach the family about what foods and beveages to stay away as much as possible (this can be tricky).
⚡ IMPORTANT, I will use this money to invest a way for the family to start making a living for themselfs, weather it be selling goods or foods so they can relieve the stress and pressure from Mod. Mod tells me that the family used to run a dried squid buisness, but they have now stopped due to needing URGENT funds. I hope to get them back up running ASAP.
⚡Hopefully reunite the family and/or at least get Mod's children fulltime with her so she can raise them up as she would like.
⚡Relieve the stress and pressue off Mod
⚡Any facilities in the house that needs upgrading I will give attention (I have not yet been completely in the house as I think they were too embarrassed to show me the last time I went)
⚡New tyres to car (last I remember all tyres we're almost bold, and one burst whilst we were on a trip, now they have no spare. obviously bold tyres can be dangerous)
⚡The possibility of getting Mod a better secured job or to have a business herself?? Or to gain higher education for better future employment??
⚡Paying the family debt off. (I will get more information about this)
What I have done so far ----
⚡ Supported her finacially a little and pulled her out of the bar. She now works selling clothes on the street markets (Mod used to sell jewelry back home but of course couldnt make ends meet).
⚡ I have encouraged her to continue to find a better job which can earn a more money.
⚡ I have rented out an apartment so she doesnt have to pay for housing (I will be renting this for her temporarly until she can get enough funds together).
Why have I done this?
Mod tells me that no girl likes to work in bars and they hope to get out of it asap to find something better. A bar life is not a place for any girl with a young family to look after.
Unfortunately my pocket is not large enough to get this family back into a better living arrangement and thats why I asking for some help.
I am asking for $10,000AU which is about 215,000baht, this should cover everything that I have mentioned including the family debt.
Who I am?
I am a 35yr old single father from Sydney, Australia. I am self employed video content creator with a second casual job, I am a hobbiest Photographer and very hopeful for the future, if not hopeful what else?
My Current situation?
I have been in and out of the family court for some time now, lets say 10yrs.
Me and my family have spent well over $50,000AU + on lawyers etc to get access to my daughter and this has left us broke.
I have raised and lived part-time with my daughter for roughly about 8yrs and have been an outstanding father to her but late 2017 would see a change in that and having to go to court once again and paying bucket loads - this time I'm left with nothing but an empty pocket and a broken empty heart.
As it stands, my daughter is 11yrs and living with her aunty and uncle in brisbane. My daughers mother passed away this year due to cancer (this is very sad). The court deems it fit that my daughter does not stay with her father (me) but rather with the mother's sister and her husband. As you can imagine I have been through the toughest times because of this. I felt like giving up but then I found another reason to "live" so to speak. I found Mod, I found that people need help and even though it is different to my situation, I still feel a need to help others, I mean, these kids have no father, they have no direction apart from what Mod can impart. I am a father, I love my daughter, but I cannot impart anything to her any longer so for what I can do now, I will do.
I am completely transparent with you and I hope you can possibly see a future for this family.
PS. If this goes well, then I will consider to help other families within the region. Mod's family is one of many.
Thank you so much for your time and support ❤️❤️❤️
⚡ I will continue to post updates as much as possible and keep you informed on the progress followed with videos and photos