Mini-Grant Recipient

Selected by the planning committee from 14 submitted proposals to receive a $500 mini-grant:

Kristen & Sprite Chuenchum
Step Ahead, Bangkok, Thailand

“Keeping Families Together” is an 18-month long program for families who need a little extra help to pull themselves out of poverty and build a sustainable life. We give small grants to each family to invest in a money-making venture that will increase their income. But more than that, we cover topics of the heart like safety in the home, child protection, positive parenting, budgeting, health & hygiene. We equip caregivers with the skills to handle difficult problems poor communities in Thailand are prone to like gambling, addiction, the dangers of the internet, and trafficking. And all of that works to empower families to build peace in their homes and peace in their communities. Step Ahead currently runs this program in the slums of Bangkok and in poor rural villages in the South of the country.