Despite initial evidence that Myanmar was escaping the worst of the pandemic, infections escalated and the country had to lock down. International flights have been banned since April, making the expansion of foreign investment in the Myanmar economy difficult and decreasing tourism, a large and important industry in the country, by over 75%.
It took a global pandemic to stop the annual site visits which our U.S.-based partners have made for over a decade. Fortunately, our Myanmar-based partners closely monitor all of our projects—aided by increasingly reliable technology—and keep the full group apprised. Continue reading...»
The project that started it all, this children’s home is run by a young woman who grew up in Kanpetlet. It houses 55 children from birth through age 21.
A little goes a long way in supporting vulnerable children in Myanmar. 100% of raised funds go towards their welfare.
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Decades of poverty and misrule have left many children in Myanmar in need of food, education, and health care. Some are orphans, while others have families who cannot afford to care for them.
Metta Partners began when a small group of American travelers trekking in the Chin State met a young woman committed to helping the children in her hometown. In a small village, where traditional slash and burn agriculture has severely limited villagers’ food resources, she started a home with little but the conviction that these children needed to be looked after.
Moved to help, the group returned to the US and began raising funds to support the project. Multiple trips later, the original group has expanded to include additional members, each of whom brings unique skills to the endeavour, and has become involved in multiple projects.
Metta Geha, the children’s home in the Chin Hills that started it all, houses over 50 young people between the ages of three and 20. Among the many fine youth homes in Burma, this one stands out due to the children’s joyful spirits and the care they display toward one another.