| Oct 08, 2014
For residents of Me Chaung village in Myanmar, getting to a health clinic isn't easy. There is a new toll road to the capitol nearby - but it costs $5 and does not allow motorcycles or bikes. Since the villagers don't have cars, they have to make the long trip to the nearest health center, which is four kilometers away.
Thanks to your gifts, MTI has been working in this village, providing health education and medical supplies. Unlike other impoverished regions of Asia, there are few NGOs working in Myanmar, and none in this area.
Recently our Manager of Asia Programs Connie Cummings took a trip to Me Chaung village to visit with our staff and volunteers. She was interested in hearing success stories from our program. Little did she know the village would gather together to provide testimony on the dramatic difference your gifts are having in that community.
Hear directly from those whose lives you are transforming!:
“Before this project we have had many difficulties, but I fully support this project because I have seen improved health here.” - Saw Monday
“Before we had to go to the health center - which is far away - when we were sick. Now we can discuss our illness with the [Traditional Birth Attendant] and can get treatment here in the village. We like that the village now has some medical supplies here.” -Saw Roe
“Now we can give health education to mothers about pre- and post-natal care right here in the village. Before, they only believed in the traditional medicine; but now we can give good education to the community.” - Naw Paw
“I give thanks to God for this project. We are able to give health education for the prevention and treatment of diarrhea and malaria to the community. Health education is so important to this community and has made an impact here." - Naw Saw Htoo Say
“Having low cost medical supplies here in this community has helped us a lot. We can buy medicines from the village health workers. We don’t have to travel far to get help now.” - Naw Paw Lay
“Thank God for this project and now we have medicine to help those who are pregnant. Women can give birth here now with less pain. We are very thankful to you and for your project.” - Toe Sau Poe
Thank you for your generous donations to our Maternal & Child Health programs. You are providing lifesaving care to the most remote regions of the world. Thank you!