Myanmar is a country long marred by ethnic and political rebellions since its independence in 1948. What began in 1948 as internal conflict among ethnic minorities turned into one of the world’s longest-running civil wars. The repercussions of these conflicts are still seen today as Myanmar has struggled to maintain internal peace, leading to greater issues. Children suffer deeply from this. UNICEF reports that out of the 1.3 million children born in Myanmar, 92,500 will not make it to their first birthday, and 138,000 will not live to be five. Furthermore, 14,000 children are estimate to have HIV/AIDS, with another 43,000 being orphaned by the disease. Child labor and trafficking are also causes of child exploitation. These disasters have claimed thousands of lives, and left thousands missing and displaced. As a result, many children were left without parents, and without a home.
Pastor Sein Kyi and his wife, Ruby Htu Seng, have lived and served together in Myanmar since 2003. Their journey in orphan care, however, began in 2004 with the loss of their seven-month-old baby girl. This painful loss stirred in the couple a burning desire to care for unwanted, unhealthy, and orphaned children. In the poverty-stricken nation of Myanmar, they didn’t have to look far to find children such as these. In fact, before long, the number of children in need became too many for them to support on their own. Thus, the couple began Hosanna Care Children’s Hostel in 2011. Today, the couple serves 27 orphaned and vulnerable children. Some of the them come from broken families or drug-afflicted homes. Others come having lost their parents in the civil war that spans across northern Myanmar. All of these children were found in desperate need and are now prayerfully raised up by Sein, Ruby, and the other house parents serving alongside them.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.