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Orphan's Tear: Striving for Self-Sufficiency

What is the best way to serve the "least of these"?

That's a question we've often asked ourselves as we seek to serve our spiritual family around the world. For more than ten years, Orphan's Tear has been assisting Christian orphanages, foster families, and poor parents who put their children into orphanages. During that time, we've learned that helping them to become self-sufficient through income-generating projects is the best way we can serve them. With loans of $200 to $5,000, we're enabling them to start their own businesses, which provide steady incomes. Instead of needing a monthly handout, they are able to provide for themselves.

Here's a short video we produced for a few of our donors to demonstrate how their contributions are making one orphanage more self-sufficient.

Your gift of any size to our Orphan's Tear Self-Sufficiency Fund will help provide loans for small businesses like weaving and pig farms. And your gift that funds one loan will ultimately fund many other similar life-changing loans. Your gift will be used to help a needy orphanage, foster family, or poor family who would like to bring their children home from orphanages become self-sufficient.

Here are a few photos of orphanages that have taken loans from us to start businesses.

Rhema Childcare Center in Yangon, Myanmar is raising goats to become more self-sufficient.

Living Hope Orphanage in Yangon, Myanmar raises chickens to supplement their income.

Jordan Orphanage in Kalaymyo, Myanmar has four looms that earns enough income to support four of the children living there.

Sonny, the director of Beulah Orphanage in Kalaymyo, Myanmar, raises fish.

Zion Orphanage in Yangon grows a variety of vegetables on a couple acres of land. Once ripe, the vegetables are sold at a local market.

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