FINALLY!!! I am giving a moment to update you with the THIRD orphanage that we support in Yangon……
This was the first sight when our truck stopped.
T1 had to be lifted down – too short. Even I needed help. Definitely too short.
We walked along this corridor…..
To get here.
When this beautiful girl saw us, she started carrying out chairs from inside so we could sit down. So humble are these children of Myanmar. How many of our Malaysian kids do that? I’m serious. When a guest comes over, are your kids the first to offer them a drink or a seat without you prompting? The reality is more like, “Come here to say hello!”
We brought them 2 huge bags of rice that we women COULD NOT LIFT. We also gave them 6 months rental for their little shacks.
The stairway that led to their home…..
Laundry area and washrooms
Drinking water – Lilypad brand
Clothes out to dry
Despite the language barrier, children got along perfectly. It was truly a 2 Nations 1 Heart moment…..(and I must give due credit to the genius who came up with that tagline, my flower girl at my wedding, a young teenager called Melanie Lim!)
The kids exchanged addresses…..
We then took a short walk to the boy’s house.
This is where the boys live. They have a bare house with one sink. They sleep on the floor.
At least they brush their teeth!
They had leaking roofs though…..
As it was getting late, we got going. That was the 3rd orphanage visit of the day with stops to shop for rice and supplies.
Walking back to the truck seemed like forever since we had an early start…..
Until we saw a Myanmar lady carry goods on her head. This is very common in Myanmar…..
Children bathing on the streets…….
Did I tell you how I love the people of Myanmar?
HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE CHILDREN OF MYANMAR – Exactly 3 weeks before T1 and I return to see the children and give them money. If you can spare a little, please do.
My bank details below:-
Name: Patricia Woo
HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd, Menara Milenium Branch
Savings Account: 359 – 068285 – 025
Swift Code: HBMB MYKL
Savings Account: 1644 – 9025 – 6705
Swift Code: MBBE MYKL
PayPal Account: patsywoo at gmail dot com
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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
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