Fact file

Supported since 2012
Number of beneficiaries 43
Country Myanmar
Type of Support Improve Mental health

Myanmar is a country that has been scarred by one of the world's longest running civil wars. Out of the 1.3 million children born each year, 5% won’t survive to their first birthday, and 10% will not live to be five. Furthermore, 43,000 will be orphaned to HIV/AIDS. It isn't just orphaned children who are at risk - poverty, illness and addiction mean that many parents are unable to provide adequate care for their children. These vulnerable children are at great risk of exploitation, child labour and trafficking.

All children deserve to be protected and cared for. Where parents are unable to do this, centres like the Hosanna Children’s Home. The home provides 43 children with a safe place to live, a caring and supportive environment, and carers who will do all they can to help them thrive. The centre ensures that all the children attend the local schools and are supported in their education. They are also provided with clothes, food and land, so that the children can learn to grow their own food.

The centre is supporting children like 7 year old Julimi. Julimi’s mother died when she was 2 years old, and was staying with her grandparents who were unable to care for her adequately. She moved into the home in 2018. She says “I praise and thank God that He has brought me into Hosanna Children’s Home. Now I can have a good education, I have many good friends and teachers, and after classes I can enjoy playing with me friends. I am so very happy that I am studying and learning English. In the future I want to be a teacher.”

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