Khamh Khen Thang is the director of Bethel Orphanage in Kalaymyo, Myanmar. During our time together today, he showed me a list of the names of all the impoverished parents who have recently come to his orphanage hoping to place their children there so they can receive a free education. Khamh refused to take in their children, however, because these days he has a better solution to their problem. As an approved Heaven’s Family micro-banker, Khamh can offer them small loans so they can start their own businesses, which enable them to fund the education of their own children! And it is working!
Almost every day during this trip in Myanmar, I’ve been involved with helping to keep children with poor parents out of orphanages, and helping non-orphan children who are already in orphanages to get back home! It is exciting work that has hardly been done in Myanmar—until now.
Below are a few photos we took today while visiting a different orphanage in Kalaymo that is also named Bethel Orphanage. Thank you for making dreams come true!