BENEFITING: SE ASIA FOUNDATION
Palel Myintta, is a live-in facility in Yangon, Myanmar where 20 orphaned or abandoned children living with HIV are cared for in a safe, loving environment.
This orphanage is where the executive director of the SE Asia Foundation, Bill Taylor, first met May Mi.
May Mi's story is heartbreaking - she is HIV positive and an orphan, like all the children at Palel Myinnta. But, what makes her story even more disheartening is that after parents died from the disease she went to live with her grandmother. But, she was not interested in the work that comes with caring for an HIV positive child and instead attempted to get a lethal injection for May Mi.
Yes, a lethal injection.
You read that correctly.
When the folks at Palel Myintta heard about this they quickly came to rescue May Mi. She has been there with them since September of 2015. She is thriving – and fitting right in with a delightful group of kids. But Palel Myintta needs our help to continue caring for these children. One immediate need is their water supply.
Currently, it is so limited that, at best, the kids can bathe only once a day. (In this climate, two or three times daily is normal.) And for children living with HIV, it's imperative that they live in a clean environment.
We knew we'd need greater assistance from the world at large, and thus have started this campaign to cover Palel Myintta's top three greatest needs:
1. A new well
2. Provide assistance with daily living necessities including food, medicines, clothing, and related supplies.
3. Additional support to pay the staff