The Kae Noi Orphanage exists in the remote foothills of northern Thailand, approximately ten miles from the Myanmar border. This facility was established by Joni and Nangsar Morse as a result of children fleeing Myanmar to escape war and constant fighting that began in the early 1990s and remains today. Children who have lost their parents, or whose families have been impacted by extreme poverty and despair, may seek shelter, safety, support and resources at the Kae Noi Orphanage. A majority of families in rural village areas throughout northern Thailand experience extreme poverty, resulting in inadequate nutrition and an inability to access education or medical care without outside support. For this reason, many children are brought to the orphanage as parents or extended families are unable to provide sufficient care.
Today, the Kae Noi Orphanage has capacity to house sixty children with a vision that all children remain connected to their origin families (if feasible) and return home when care has been restored. Child sponsorship and general donation funds to GROW Thailand not only gives children a safe home, but also a place to openly grow their relationship with Jesus Christ, and the ability and structure to go to and stay in school.