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After Their Mother Died, These Siblings Banded Together to Protect Each Other

When we met her family Ei Phyu had just recently taken all of her younger siblings and 6 month old niece into her care and was struggling to provide for them all. This brave young family was barely holding it together when we started providing nutrition packages for them.

The Story of What Doesn’t Happen When Families Have Support

For a family in crisis it’s not just about not having enough work to buy food to eat. It’s about the debt that a family gets […]

Their Children Get to Go to School, Instead of Work

"If they get to go to school they will have better opportunity in life than their parents. I don’t think they would enjoy doing the work that we do."

Learning to Show Love

"I've been so busy making sure we have food to eat, I never took time to build a bond with my son. I didn't know it was important. My children think I don't care about them. They only see that I'm too busy to spend time with them."

Kay Thi – Alone and Struggling

She took herself to the clinic alone when she was in labor, bringing her 3 year old son with her. The baby was born prematurely. Tired […]

“I Will Raise This Baby”

"I hired a motorbike taxi to cross the border and go to where they were living." She said. "When he saw me, he ran to me right away. So I picked him up and thought, 'From now on I will raise this baby.'"

Helping Children Go Home

They bring food and support to the family, instead of the children having to go out of the family to get the same thing.

What Happens When There is NO Support for Families?

An orphanage should always be the last option for a child. It is the demonstration of evil in the world, the destruction of families, of the failure of society. However, occasionally, it is the least bad option available.

She Left Her Baby and Never Came Back

Desperate mothers who have no support frequently abandon their children at the clinic, slipping away when no one is looking and leaving their baby behind.
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From Desperation to Hope

The woman and her little extended family were alone, in a foreign country, critically poor, discovering a sickness that gets you rejected by the surrounding community, with a baby coming to a young and inexperienced mother and the danger of giving this new life the same sickness that the mother just discovered that she now has to deal with for the rest of her life.

Min Soe – Financial Administrator

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