The biggest obstacle to fundraising for refugees is the responsibility to do your best to protect their identities.

I have to be careful about the photos and videos I post. If I can include them in pictures I share online, I have to use obscure angles or blurs.

I’m even more selective about the volunteers who can participate in our work in Bangkok.

And I can’t let them speak for themselves, no matter how loveable and articulate they are.

Are they still worth helping?

Yes, just like Ryan who now lives in the US, they have dreams of one day not living in fear.

They have dreams of one day flying high above their circumstance now.

Dreams of being able to play outside, study in regular schools and of being reunited with family members who have been imprisoned as they fled for safety.

Help me, help them by deciding to sponsor a family’s monthly food and rent needs.

-Dwight