Chiang Rai Hill Tribe Children Home
There are six major hill tribes within Thailand, they are – the Akha, Lahu, Karen, Hmong/Miao, Mien/Yao and Lisu.
Nearly a million hill tribe people and forest dwellers are still treated as outsiders – criminals even, since most live in protected forests. Hundreds of thousands of them are refused citizenship although many are natives to the land. Chiang Rai is the northernmost province of Thailand. It is mountainous and it shares the border with Myanmar and Laos. The plain in the valley is where many tribal people live and farm. They live on agriculture and raise livestock but they lack the budget to successfully run their farm. Each family has to live in lack due to their poverty.