In Thailand, El Roi’s Children partners with the Hand to Hand Foundation, Mercy Pattaya and Mercy International whose mission is to reach out to underprivileged people entrapped by poverty and abuse.
The lives of many children are marked by a lack of adequate care, food, shelter and an uncertainty about the future. Many of the people from this area earn a meagre living as street vendors, garbage collectors, prostitutes or beggars. Drug and alcohol abuse is common in these communities, making them very dangerous places for children to grow up in. Those living in the slums are also at constant risk of abuse and exploitation, and a way to break out of this cycle of poverty is extremely difficult.