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.
Poverty is a large issue in Myanmar, with about 32 percent of Myanmar’s 50 million population living in extreme poverty. As a result, many of the children at New Life Myanmar have been given up to orphanage care because of financial crisis. Although some of the children here have lost only one parent, often the other parent has been unable to provide for the needs of the child and thus given up parental duties to preserve their own life and the life of the child. New Life Children’s Home does it’s best to provide for the needs of the children, there. This home has been a testimony of God’s provision. They have cared for a child with HIV/ AIDS and provided him with necessary medical visits and treatments. They have also taken on a building/ renovation project to provide better facilities for the children.
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.