Center for Girls is a small nonprofit organization working with the community to end human trafficking, gender-based violence and inequality in Chiang Rai (Northern Thailand).
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 read below to find out about Lola's case. She is extremely vulnerable and struggling to take care of herself and afford medical treatment.
Lola (65 years old) is from an ethnic minority group called Hmong, who are generally ostracized and discriminated against in Thai society. Lola lives alone and is unable to support herself after she was involved in a terrible accident high up in the mountains some time ago, which rendered her physically disabled and vulnerable. She does not have any income and cannot seek support of any kind because she does not have any identity papers and is considered to be stateless, in other words she is not recognized as a person in the eyes of her government and therefore cannot access any services or avenues of assistance despite being completely helpless and vulnerable.
Lola has two children who left Thailand many years ago to move to the U.S., but she is unable to get in touch with them as she does not have any contact information. Her health has steadily deteriorated and she is in very bad physical state, including having severe problems with her legs whereby she finds it difficult to walk or stand. She lives each day facing grinding adversity and poverty, to the extent that she often cannot afford to buy food or take adequate care of herself. She survives merely off of her neighbors’ generosity, but this is certainly not enough to keep her going and to assist her with enduring health issues .
To help Lola pay for her medical treatment and to buy food, we wish to raise 24,000 THB (~680 USD). Center for Girls had previously raised 328 dollars for Lola but unfortunately this money was lost with the recent bankruptcy of our fundraising platform at the time, Ammado, which went into liquidization in January 2018.
Please contribute to Lola’s case to help us raise our target amount. Even a small contribution can have a tremendous impact in the long term. Alternatively, please share this fundraising page with friends, family and colleagues.
Thank you for your support.