Torrential rains swept through most of Myanmar in 2015, destroying homes, crops, and infrastructure. Over 1.6 million people were impacted and 117 died. We responded by distributing rice, soap, water purification products, mosquito nets, school supplies, and other essentials.
The flooding was a huge setback for families already struggling to get by. The majority of Myanmar’s people live in rural areas and earn a living by farming. We are helping form farmers’ groups to increase income and establishing village savings and loan groups to help families cope with emergencies and expand their businesses.
Poverty puts children at great risk of trafficking. Many drop out of school to work and help their families. They are easily lured by the promise of a job, only to be deceived into bondage. We are building community watch groups and children’s clubs to inform people about the risks of exploitation, traffickers’ ploys, and how to keep children from harm.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.