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Servantworks is a group of people who seek to follow the example and teachings of Jesus. We are focused on bringing healing and hope to women and children at risk in Thailand.

Strategy

Servantworks is currently focused on bringing transformation in the country of Thailand.

Healing and Hope

The factors underlying and surrounding the huge Thai sex industry are many and complex.

Helping women leave the industry, or avoid it in the first place, therefore requires a holistic approach with a variety of services.

The Well, located in southeast Bangkok, is a full-time development program for women and their families that brings a multi-pronged approach to this immense need. A woman at The Well has access to services that include broad-based trauma and addiction recovery, education, family and community health, and job creation. And because the need is so vast, our ultimate mission goes beyond reaching individual women but to equipping Thai people to address the problem.

Mission: Reach–Teach–Send

The Well exists to help transform Thailand through reaching sex industry workers and others at risk, training them as leaders, and sending them to reach others. Named for the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman in John 4 that resulted in her introducing him to her village, The Well reaches out to women in in red-light districts or other places of brokenness, and offers opportunity not only for healing and restoration, but for training as change agents following the model of Jesus.

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Rural Prevention

Social challenges aren’t hard to come by in rural Thailand.

On the surface one sees drug and alcohol addictions, teenage pregnancy, high drop-out rates and rampant migration to urban centers to find employment, often in high-risk sectors such as the sex industry. A closer look reveals cycles of brokenness – broken family units, education paradigms and economics – being passed from generation to generation leading to widespread social challenges.

But it only takes one to break a cycle.

Breakthrough Thailand is one teen girl deciding her life is worth more than a ninth grade education and a life in the sex industry. Or a teen boy realizing that he doesn’t have to use meth in order to have friends, and that a diploma leading to a dignified job is indeed possible.

One breakthrough at a time, a new generation of leaders will emerge.

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Narimon

Narimon works to develop a self-sustaining, innovative social enterprise that values, supports and enhances women and families, and can serve as a business model for others.

 

The large, infamous Thai sex trade has many causal factors, but the one that comes up in almost every case is family brokenness. Added to that, export-based economies like Thailand tend to concentrate jobs in major urban areas, luring breadwinners away from home and stretching already fragile family bonds. Narimon provides low-income women with family-friendly employment. Women have daytime hours Monday to Friday, have access to free daycare, counseling and other social services, and generous maternity and children’s sick leave benefits.

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