Goal: $6,000 to help 80 children
About this Mission Project
Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world, and impoverished Lao children are vulnerable to pedophiles and international human trafficking syndicates. Money from STEP (Student Tuition Expense Program) is a crucial part of keeping children in school and off the streets.
Boonmee is a hardworking boy who is determined to lift himself out of his family’s vicious cycle of poverty and drug addiction. He is the oldest boy in a home for street boys, and his determination to better his life for God is an inspiring example to the other boys in the home.
STEP makes it possible for Boonmee to attend school rather than beg on the streets.
$150 will pay for school uniforms, shoes and school supplies for 2 village children for a year. $500 will make it possible for 15 village children to go to school.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $6,000 for educational scholarships so that 80 children from broken homes can go to school rather than beg on the streets. $75 in STEP funds will provide each child with a school uniform and shoes, school supplies and a book bag or jacket.
This project will be managed by Development Workers Lori and Matt Mann, together with a Lao assistant. It is anticipated that this project will provide an education to children who otherwise wouldn’t receive it, prevent child labor and trafficking and break the cycle of drug addiction and poverty.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with Matt & Lori and their partners in Laos that the children being helped will stay off the streets and that there will be opportunities to help more children who are at risk in Laos.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- Donate by check. Write STEP Laos on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
Boonmee holding another boy on his shoulders at the home for street boys. He was found begging on the streets to earn money for his parents, who are opium addicts. Today, Boonmee is in high school and dreaming about what he wants to do in the future.