Case Study, Myanmar: Orphan rescued from a life of poverty, now living with hope and empowerment

Photo: Bo (pictured at front) is thankful for her new sisters at one of our orphan homes, and the opportunity to attend school.

We are very happy to share the powerful story of 9-year-old Bo who lost her father and became an orphan, but now lives a happy life full of redemption and hope at one of our Myanmar orphan homes. Her father died of a serious illness, and her mother was too poor to buy her clothes or send her to school. Bo was starving and often cried because she could not attend school with her friends. One day her mother met a woman who told her of our orphan home. Knowing that she could not properly care for her, she gladly sent her to live with our family.

When Bo arrived at the orphan home, she knew in her heart it was good place, and she is now very happy in her new home. She is thankful for new friends and siblings, for clean new clothes, and the opportunity to attend school. She is also grateful for nutritious food to eat, and loves to play with her siblings, sing, and ride her bicycle. Her life is changing through the power of love and compassion.

Thanks to support from our generous donors, along with profits from our farmland enterprise, our native team recently added a dining room extension onto one of our four orphan homes in Myanmar. The new dining space allows the children to have more room and eat at proper tables. This is a blessing to the children as they used to spread out on the floor of the home and eat wherever they could find space. Other improvements were also made to the kitchen: a new fan to keep our faithful cooks cool, a new wok, new pots and pans, and an additional stove.

We go beyond rescue to rehabilitation and restoration, through education and proper equipping, and through providing the orphans with loving, nurturing home environments. One can only imagine the exponential impact these children will make in the world as they eventually graduate and go on to lead successful, productive lives. Our aim is to send them into the world ready to impact society — to spread the same principles of God’s love that our native teams are pouring into them.

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