When migrant mothers from Myanmar find themselves abandoned or widowed, they face the cultural stigma of being a single mother, along with ethnic discrimination, legal barriers and a general inability to integrate into Thai society.
This is a toxic mix, especially for a woman with little or no job skills. Depression and a lack of options lead some single mothers to abandon their children or sell them into the sex or labor trades.
New Hope and Purpose
Baan Unrak provides a safe and loving shelter for vulnerable women. Here, they have the opportunity to learn to be self sufficient, developing job skills working in one of our projects, or at the home as "care-mothers" taking care of the children.
The time at Baan Unrak is a chance for these women to gather themselves, so that they can see a way forward in life, finding hope and purpose. Our goal is to help them to care for their family and reintegrate back into society.