Coupons are a nice way to save money in the US, but they don’t exist in Myanmar—at least not yet. In the meantime, our orphanages have to find creative ways to save money.
Several of our orphanage directors in Myanmar wrote to me requesting electric rice cookers. Traditionally, the directors would have to buy wood or other fuel—costing about $40 per month—to build the open fires needed to cook rice, the staple of the Asian diet, to sustain their children. (Did you know that the average Burmese consumes about 500 pounds of rice each year, while the average American only consumes about 25 pounds?) An electric rice cooker costs about $180, which means that in less than 5 months it pays for itself. This was a no-brainer!
Thanks gifts to the Orphan’s Tear’s Special Gifts Fund, we’ve been able to purchase new electric rice cookers for several of our orphanages.
On behalf of the children,