Helping the Burmese Help Themselves
On February 1, 2021, the Burmese (Myanmar) military staged a coups, leaving death, destruction and poverty in its wake.
The crisis has laid bare the very soul of the Burmese people. They have banded together with courage and fortitude, regardless of age, religion or ethnicity, to fight for their hard-won democracy. They have not given up. They have chosen hope for a better future.
Many of you who have visited Burma with Uncommon Journeys and fallen in love with that magical country, have asked what we are doing about the situation. Rest assured, we are not just sitting back, waiting for the crisis to pass.
Through our Burmese partners and network we are getting help to those in need:
Doctors and nurses caring for the sick and injured
Farmers who have no buyers for their crops, due to cessation of transportation and exports
Families struggling to put food on their tables and send their children back to school
Our efforts focus on buying farm products and distributing them to those who have been hardest hit.
We have bought and delivered red beans, onions and chilies to 100 families in Bagan.
We are in the process of buying and distributing palm sugar, ground nuts and sesame in Bagan.
The effort will continue with butterfly beans, squash, tomatoes, cabbage and potatoes in Inle Lake.
In the inspiring words of the late Christopher Reeve, “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on how you can help.