The Psychology of Giving

From the end of December last year, I posted up calls for help for the Children of Myanmar. I posted this call for help on this blog and on my personal Facebook page. On the rare occasion that I go out (probably once since) I also ask my friends if they would like to help. There was a plan to get my entire office involved to help but because I have been so busy, that plan has not happened yet. That’s OK. We have time because helping the Children of Myanmar isn’t going to take overnight.

We also have the 2 Nations 1 Heart event happening on Sunday 7th April and if the kids can raise some money then, perhaps I can realise my goal of RM50,000 to Myanmar. Small gift but making a difference.

Earlier this year (12 January 2013 to be exact), the walls at the Nanoo Monastery where 180 children live, collapsed. This wall was part of a 3 building plot and housed the children’s classes and sleep. Because the wall had collapsed, it posed a structural threat to the kids who slept above it and the cold of winter seeped in. I cried. I’ve met these kids. These are the same kids who selflessly gave to my daughter.


Thanks to my very GENEROUS FRIENDS, we received a huge amount of funds to help these walls get built back. By early March, work was underway. We could not build the new walls immediately, but at least now we know they will hopefully be safe from cold next winter.


By the time we arrive in Yangon this weekend, these walls should have completed and I will show you more pics.

But see what a difference all of you are making?

I wanted to share with you all the money that I have received from this blog that I will bring with me to Yangon for the Children of Myanmar. I will not put names for confidentiality but look at the figures and you will know where you are in there somewhere.

Ladies –

1  x RM 2,000

5 x RM 1,000

1 x RM 900

1 x RM 500

4 x RM 300

1 x RM 250

2 x RM 200

7 x RM100

5 x RM 50

1 x RM10

Men –

1 x RM 17,000 (already transferred out to Myanmar)

2 x RM 200

1 x RM 300

2 x RM 100

1 x RM 50

Children –

1 x RM 100

1 x RM 150

1 x RM 200

Foreign  –

1 x AUD 100

1 x AUD 50

1 x BND 100

1 x USD 20

TOTAL = RM 29,410 + Foreign Funds

As I said I will bring RM 50,000 for the kids, if I do not achieve this target from you guys, I will find a way to make the difference. Having said that, there is still the Kid’s Bazaar to go so let’s see how much they can raise from that.

Thank you so much, my dearest readers. We are all in this together. Please join me, walk with me, to see a dream realised. Out of all the funds above that I have received, RM 17,550 were from childhood friends, less than RM2,000 from current personal friends and the rest from blog readers.

I thank you, humbly.


It must be said that I truly respect those who make the effort to offer RM10 or RM50 to this cause because I know people who can offer RM10,000-RM100,000 with their eyes closed, yet don’t. I understand that everyone has their own budget plan for charity, I myself do; yet won’t deny that I am hurt by my own friends who cannot even give me that RM10 – it is one meal, maybe, and if you can afford a Ferrarri, surely you can forego RM10, just this once. RM10 – that is all that I ask of you. I know personally, people who cannot even afford that RM10 and that is understandable but once you are in the income bracket of more than RM50,000 per month, I expect at least RM10 from you. Am I wrong in doing so, you think?

If there is one random act of kindness that you would like to offer this month, please give some money to the Children of Myanmar. I am committed to building their lives till they can sustain themselves. Please help me help them.

Just RM10 into my bank account and an email (mamapumpkin at gmail dot com) informing me of your name and contact details.


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


For more stories on our journey with the Children of Myanmar:-

Our visit to Yangon Orphanage 1

 T1 helping out in Yangon

Buying rice for the orphans

Playing with the Children of Myanmar

First time in Yangon

Humbled by Sacrificial Love and Selfless Giving

More on Myanmar

The Children of Myanmar Need Your Help

The Lady’s House

Taking the Myanmar kids to watch Jason MRaz

Thank you for construction has begun!

Calling the Media to spread this please?

Life at Orphanage 3 Yangon

Dedicating our lives to the Children of Myanmar

Organising 2 Nations 1 Heart MAD Project Myanmar

Incredible Support for the Children of Myanmar

The Psychology of Giving – Children of Myanmar

Why the Children of Myanmar?

So much progress after 4 months!!!

More help and inspiration for the Children of Myanmar

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.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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One Comment

  1. Thank you for all the effort. I have just sent a love offering for the children of Myanmar. please do check your MBB account.

    Happy birthday (belated)!!!

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