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Sister Chalaad

Give today and help Sister Chalaad reach out to vulnerable mothers like Churai*!

Abandoned by her partner when she learned she was pregnant, Churai was unsure as to how she would care for her baby as she had little money and nowhere to turn, until a friend connected her with the Good Shepherd Sisters. Now seven months pregnant, Churai is living at the Mother and Babies Home run by Sr Chalaad, and is receiving nutritious food, medical care and parental skills training. The Home is designed to lend a helping hand to mothers like Churai, to help them build a brighter future for themselves and their babies. Your support today means that Sr Chalaad can continue to reach out to more vulnerable mothers and their babies, as the Home relies on the generosity of people like you.

In his World Mission Day message for 2021, Pope Francis has invited us to respond to what we have seen and heard – to carry those stories, like Churai’s, in our hearts – calling us to each be missionary disciples by sharing and supporting vital work like this.

You can help support the essential work of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand as they reach out to vulnerable mothers and their babies in their time of greatest need.

“It’s about giving a chance to the mothers and children. And when they get that chance, they will be able to look forward and they will be able to stand for themselves in the society for their future. Even if they have no one, we can stand by them.” – Sr Chalaad

The Mother and Babies Home at the Good Shepherd Sisters Centre in the heart of Bangkok offers mothers like Churai the opportunity to prepare for their new babies in a safe environment. The women that come through the Home are welcomed with love and support not only from the Sisters, but from the community of mothers also living at the home. The Home gives these mothers a sense of belonging, practical support through parental skills training, pre- and post-natal medical care, and provides them with nutritious food and supplies.

“This place has helped and given women in need an opportunity to grow. Women who feel discouraged, who don’t know what to do, and who have nowhere to go. This place gave us an opportunity, comfort and happiness.” – Churai

Notwithstanding this great work, Sr Chalaad needs your support today to continue providing this life-changing care for vulnerable mothers like Churai, and her baby. Will you take action and make a difference today?

*Name and images altered to protect identity