Real Perspectives on Poverty

Are countries in Asia and Africa the only places that experience extreme poverty and social injustices? To most of our girls, Western nations like the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom are perceived as places where only the rich and famous come from; where movie stars walk down the red carpet and…

From Mickey’s Desk: PAMA House

I’m so excited to let you know that we are expanding our operations thanks to a very special partnership with Hands Across the Water. PAMA House, our new shelter, gets its name from Father (Pa) Mother (Ma) and is located in Chantaburi, a few hours from Bangkok near the Cambodian border. Hands Across the Water are…

Return from Oz

This past May packed a lot of firsts for all of us here at COSA. We sent our first two girls ever to University. We welcomed new staff and volunteers alike. We began construction on our brand new shelter, which will allow us to offer safety and shelter to more girls than ever before. Needless…

Comings & Goings

Volunteers Dawn, Sienna, and Victoria with Ann, Meeju, and Yui at a local nursery. COSA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and farewell to the absolutely incredible team of volunteers that have departed Baan Yuu Suk in the last few months. From Boston’s Jess Pulido and Annie Gilmore to California’s Megan Libby, Ania…

Short-term. High-impact.

It’s one of the most common questions we receive from our volunteers: What can I really accomplish in the limited time that I have here?  The answer, proven time and again, is: a lot. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been joined by a large number of volunteers, most of whom have stayed with us…

Our Family Grows by Four!

“We have to save as many as possible.” – COSA founder Mickey Choothesa The fight against trafficking is a long one, and a slow one. It is a battle fought uphill, with limited resources. There is never quite enough time in the day or coffee in the pot. But it is, above all else, a…