Over the past several years, Orphan’s Tear has helped over 30 orphanages in Burma. One of them, Christ’s Home for the Needy, we had never been allowed to visit. Located in the remote city of Hakha in Chin, a state forbidden to foreigners, we could only meet with the director when he made the difficult journey to the city of Kalaymyo, just outside the border of Chin State.
You may recall that our first involvement with this orphanage began back in 2008, when we helped them build a new home after the authorities ordered the demolition of the existing one (due, they said, to some violation of the city’s building code). Since then, our UK division of Orphan’s Tear has also helped them construct a fish farm and purchase a small truck—an uncommon, highly-valued utility vehicle in Hakha—that they often hire out to earn money that helps the orphanage become more self-sufficient.
Last month, in an unprecedented move by the government, I was granted permission to visit Hakha. I had the privilege of finally visiting Christ’s Home for the Needy! I was overwhelmed by what I saw. Not only was I thrilled to finally meet the children whom I had only known previously through photos, but I also witnessed the fruits of our labors with my own eyes!
Now equipped with fish ponds, a truck, and other facilities, this orphanage is about ready to stand on its own. Using these resources it can now support itself and provide for the ongoing needs of the children through education and training. We hope that another orphanage that we support in the area will also soon benefit from the blessings God has bestowed upon this one. So look out for another positive report in the future!
On behalf of all who have benefitted from your kindness, thank you!