A new beginning, a new life
BaanChivitMai, which means “home for new life”, is an independent local relief organisation in Thailand that has saved several hundred of children and youth from a life in prostitution and drug dealing. Through BaanChivitMai's ministry, exposed children and youth are provided with a place to stay and the possibility to go to school
Two boarding homes
Today, BaanChivitMai run two different boarding homes in the Chiang Rai region in northern Thailand. Basically all of the children come from minority groups who live in the mountain villages
The HIV-infected children
At Huadoi boardinghome lives today about 10 HIV-positive children. All of them have seen their parents die in AIDS. Thanks to antiretroviral drugs and good care, they can live a quite normal life and go to school like other children.
The bakery in Chiang Rai
At the bus station in central Chiang Rai, you find our bakery. Here, bread and pastries are baked in a Scandinavian manner. The bakery is well-attended by both the local population and foreign visitors. It also offers the possibility to have a nice thai meal in a warm and peaceful environment
The boarding homes
At the boarding homes, the children get food and accommodation, but most importantly they receive love and care...
10 HIV-infected children live here together with the staff...
The bakery in Chiang Rai offers vocational training to the youth...