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Koy is an orphan from a slum — but don’t count her out yet

Koy is an orphan from a slum — but don’t count her out yet

On my trip last week to Bangkok, Thailand, I got to meet the newest residents at the Freedom Home there — including a 15-year-old girl I’ll call Koy. Koy’s mother was a sex worker. Her older sister died of AIDS, and her other sister has HIV. But thanks to generous...
The Christmas party that changed Palma’s life

The Christmas party that changed Palma’s life

Christmas is supposed to be a time of celebrating with loved ones. But for many people around the world — it’s a lonely season. I’ve just returned from visiting women in some of Thailand’s largest red-light districts, which, in my opinion, is one of the loneliest...
On Human Rights Day, help set one girl free

On Human Rights Day, help set one girl free

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly met to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was just a few years after the end of World War II, and the world was still grappling with the injustices that had been imposed on people because of their race,...
More than a number: Rescue a girl from a nameless existence

More than a number: Rescue a girl from a nameless existence

Nun is just 4 years old, but poverty may have already determined her future. Growing up in Thailand’s slums, she will have little access to an education or good job opportunities. Without help, Nun will likely follow in the footsteps of so many women before her … she...
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