Baan San Fan’s primary role is to provide a place where vulnerable children can come and receive the care and attention which they need. Gai and Sam unselfishly dedicate their lives to providing care for these orphans and ensuring that they have a chance in life. They are schooled locally, fed and loved and many will have the opportunity to go on to higher education or to find employment in the local communities.
Baan San Fan has a capacity of 40 but a lack of financial support means that we are only able to care for 24 children at the present time. In Thailand independent orphanages do not receive financial support from the government like they do in western nations. We work hard to earn our own funds through our organic vegetable, fruit, and chicken farming, in addition to making and selling handicrafts. However, we are unable to earn as much funding as we used to, due to a decline in the Thai economy. This comes at a time when our financial need has increased. One of the orphanage’s owners, Sam, suffered an injury that resulted in bursting blood vessels in his brain. After 22 days in the ICU and extensive surgery, fortunately Sam was able to return to the orphanage, but the medical costs have increased our financial strain and Sam is unable to work as he used to. His wife, Gai, struggles with single-handedly running and extending the orphanage. We are in the process of constructing new orphanage buildings and increasing our capacity as there continues to be children in need of a home due to broken families, addictions, and prostitution.
We cannot do this on our own and we need help from the outside. Any amount of donation that you can give will help us, and If you feel that you can help, in any other way, we’d love to hear from you.
To learn more about us, please check out our website: baansanfan.org.