Center for Girls is a small nonprofit organization working with the community to end human trafficking, gender-based violence and inequality, and empower women and children in Chiang Rai (Northern Thailand).
Chiang Rai consists of many border towns that are home to marginalized ethnic minority groups, migrants, and refugees, many of whom are stateless people with little to no access to education or healthcare, making them extremely vulnerable to human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and abuse.
Most of CFG's sponsored projects are sustainable, participatory, and take place over several years. But staff often encounter cases of individuals or families who need immediate assistance in order to feed themselves, have a safe place to live, or send a child to school.
Please help CFG to aid and empower individuals and families in immediate need by donating to our "Emergency Cases" campaign. You can read about each case below and find out how your donation will help them. You can also donate to a specific case via the individualised campaigns, accessible by links below and via Center For Girls' GoGetFunding Homepage.
Even a small donation can have a tremendous effect for families trapped by circumstance and poverty. Thank you for caring!
Emergency Case List (* names changed for anonymity):
The case list was assembled by CFG Director and partner organisation, Khiang Rim Khong, which educates community members on sexual health and supports individuals affected by HIV/ AIDs in Chiang Rai.
Case 1 - 'Peak'
Peak (twenty years old) and her husband are HIV-positive. They have a young son who hasn't yet been HIV-tested but is often hospitalised for severe anaemia. The family live in extreme poverty and are currently at risk of homelessness if they cannot find 120,000 THB (3420 USD) to buy the land that they reside on. Click here for more information on Peak and to donate directly to her case.
Case 2 – ‘Hana’
Hana (age seventeen) lives with her single mother. Her dream is to study so that she can look after herself and her family and escape the vicious cycle of poverty and hardship. The likelihood is that she will have to drop out of secondary school if she cannot find the money to fund her education. CFG is aiming to raise 16,500 THB for 1 year (~470 USD) and 33,000 THB for 2 years (~935 USD) to help with transport fees, food, and school uniforms. Click here to read more and donate directly to Hana's case.
Case 3 - 'Plum'
Plum (age 45) is HIV-positive, surviving each day with antiretroviral medication. Her husband passed away from AIDS, leaving her alone to take care of her two young daughters. The family has an extremely low and unstable income and they don't own the land that they live on. Plum struggles to provide for her daughters and send them to school each day. CFG is asking for contributions to help raise 60,000 THB (~1700 USD) to help Plum send her daughters to school and afford necessities for her family. You can read more about Plum and donate to her case by clicking here.
Case 4 - 'Sunny'