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).
Most of CFG's projects are sustainable, participatory, and take place over several years. But staff often encounter exceptional cases of individuals or families in the community who need immediate assistance in order to survive each day.
Twenty-year-old Sunny was conceived by rape, after her mother was brutally attacked by a man from her village. Soon afterwards, both Sunny’s mother and her mother’s husband passed away from AIDS when Sunny was just a little child, leaving her with nowhere to go and no guardian to turn to. Sunny was initially taken in by her grandmother, but a few months later she moved in with her cousin. In the years that followed, Sunny continued to move from family member to family member until she dropped out of education after middle school since she was not being properly taken care of. Sonny is now married to a man from the Khamu ͚hill tribe, an ethnic minority group who are marginalized in Thailand, and together they have a three-year-old son. Although both Sonny and her husband work, often in a restaurant in the evenings but accepting job that they can find accepting, they are usually hired by the day only when work is available, which means they have a slow and unstable stream of income that keeps them trapped in a cycle of persistent poverty and insecurity. We are aiming to raise a small amount of 24,000 THB (~680 USD) for Sonny and her family, to help them buy food, clothes, and other basic necessities for the survival and development of their son.