One of Sustainable Hope International’s scholars has a brighter future

Thitaya was 11 years old when she inherited her 2 year old nephew – due to the death of his parents in an accident. To support the family Thitaya’s mother had to work many miles away, leaving Thitaya responsible for the total care of her nephew. She washed her school uniform daily, care for the nephew, ironed her uniform early every morning and took him to daycare, then walked to school. All through her schooling she maintained a 3.4+ GPA. Upon high school graduation, she received a scholarship from Sustainable Hope International.

This May she received her A.A. in accounting with a 3.25 GPA. She applied for and received two more years of scholarship. She is currently finishing her junior year in accounting from a prestigious university in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She will graduate with a Bachelors in accounting in the spring of 2016.

Sustainable Hope International has been operating its program in Thailand for the last 4½ years and this is their first graduating scholar to complete and receive a degree in Thailand. Currently there are 7 scholars sponsored by Sustainable Hope. Two other students have completed a 4 year Bachelor’s degree and will receive their diploma this fall. Their story will be appear here soon.

With help of people like you, Thitaya has been able to go from poverty to a high level of self-sufficiency – with Sustainable Hope

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Kaew’s Story

Doungdao Dangsala (Kaew) was born near Bangkok, Thailand. Her mother gave birth to her only 16-months after giving birth to her sister, Ging, but her parents could not afford to care for both children. When Kaew was only two years old, she was sent to live with her grandparents in northeast Thailand – seven hours away from her parents and sister. Kaew stayed with her grandparents for four years. When she was six years old, she left her grandparents’ home and returned to live with her parents. Read more