The Northeast, also called Isaan, is the poorest region of the country. Sadly this reality also makes it the source of 80% of the girls exploited by the sex industry in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand.
Isaan families are attracted to the potential economic opportunities offered by migration to the big cities. Therefore, unfortunately, young teen girls in the family can be seen as economic engines.
Step Ahead’s Community Economic Development (CED), Safe & Informed Migration (SIM), and Stay in School programs all help to make ways for Isaan families to experience the joy of growth and family development in their own villages.
You can stand with Step Ahead today to help change the futures of families in Isaan through training, mentoring and community transformation.