MYITTA GAY HAR (LOVE VILLAS) ORPHANAGE, MYAUNGMYA, MYANMAR, (BURMA)

The 2019 Projects that got completed

Batteries on rice field and rubber plantation: 3 batteries @ 70 = 210 USD Transformer on small farm: 150 USD Concrete post and frame for swimming pool: 400 USD Concrete…

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Projects funded during our December 2018 visit

Roof repair of house 4   US$4’000 Roof repair of shed on rubber plantation    US$1’000 Overhead tank for the small farm: stand in steel and tank     US$500 Battery replacement…

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Completed: Roof for rubber plant shed

Since the old roof was a thatched roof, using palm fronds, which meant that during the rainy season there were plenty of leaks, the team went to work and put…

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Completed: New shelter/home for the rice paddy farmer and his family

The home/shelter for the rice paddy farmer and his family is almost collapsing and a new dwelling is desperately needed. If you look closely, you can see the old building…

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Completed: New home for veggie patch farmer

With the work on the rice paddy farmer’s house being completed, the time has come to replace the shanty that was the home of the veggie patch farmer and his…

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Completed: Roof Repair

With the monsoon rains in full swing, the roof of one of the houses started leaking badly, with the ceiling tiles collapsing. The house needed to be evacuated and the…

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Completed: Various projects late 2017

Christmas Vacation for all adults and children at Chaung Tha ~$3000 Stocking up on clothes for all the children ~$1200 Financial support for the house parents and farmers ~$5000 Stocking…

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Completed: Various projects early 2017

Water tank in plantation to sprinkle crop ~ US $1200 Mosquito screens for all houses ~ US $3000 The mosquitoes are fierce and with tropical sunsets being early and windows…

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Completed: Replacement of batteries and inverters

Good quality products are virtually impossible to purchase, making constant replacements necessary US $900 January 2016

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Completed: Replacement of security bars on all windows

The poor quality of steel, combined with the humidity, leads to corrosion quickly, making regular replacements of items necessary. US $400 January 2016

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Completed: Painting of 4 houses

The heat and humidity corrodes the paint on the houses quickly, making a repaint necessary. US $4000 January 2016

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Completed: Storm awnings for 4 houses

During heavy monsoon rains, water blew into the houses regularly. Awnings have solved the issue. US $4000 November 2015

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Completed: Playground equipment

Despite the presence of 60 to 90 children, there was only a soccer field that turned into a dust bowl in the dry season and a bog during the monsoon.…

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Completed: Financial support for the house parents and farm workers

With $600 income per annum, poverty is all-pervasive…an occasional financial contribution to individuals goes a long way. US $3250 August 2015

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Completed: Swimming Pool

It is very hot and humid almost all year round…cooling off in a bit of water is most welcome, even if the standards don’t match ours. US $70 August 2015

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Completed: Christmas trip to the beach

The kids and adults love the beach, but the opportunity to spend a few days there are severely limited. US $1000 January 2015

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Completed: Engine and pump for winter rice paddy

The orphanage aims at self-sufficiency, so a good rice crop is vital. US $600 January 2015

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Completed: Re-commissioning of water tower and bore

A deep water bore, solar-powered pump and the re-commissioning of the old water tower ensures permanent water for the orphanage AU $8300 January 2015

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Completed: Christmas Presents 2014

Each child and adult received 10000 kyat as a Christmas present – this is enough for a set of new clothes including shoes. Cost: AU $1000 December 2014 —————- Dear…

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Completed: Solar pumps & panels for plantations

The orphanage cultivates three pieces of land to grow rice, vegetables and rubber trees, to bring food on the table and income to supplement operating costs. Cost: US $4000 September…

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Completed: “Bath rooms” for the 6 houses

Everybody washes daily at the communal well without privacy or even basic levels of comfort. Rooms for boys and girls to wash have been attached to the back of the…

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Completed: Storm Awning for kitchen/ Concrete work area

The area around the new common kitchen needed concreting and storm awnings installed, to protect the kitchen during the monsoon storms. Cost: US $1000 July 2014

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Completed: Common kitchen/ store house

Every house had its own outdoor kitchen, where rice was cooked on a daily basis, while the condiments were prepared for all by one house on a rotating basis, to…

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Completed: New well for more reliable water supply, solar water pump

In the dry season water levels fall sharply and deeper wells are needed for both the farm and the orphanage. Cost: US $2300 September 2013

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Completed: Ceiling fans for the houses and common hall, batteries, inverters

It is a myth that the locals are used to the heat. They suffer as much as we do. Simple fans to move the air provides welcome relief. Cost: US…

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Completed: Concrete main road

All the work was done by the house parents and orphans, with material purchases only. Cost: US $2000 July 2013

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Completed: Keyboards and guitars for the children

The children love to sing and each house has now a guitar, while two keyboards are shared. Cost: US $1000 May 2013

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Completed: Concrete walkways between the houses

All the work was done by the house parents and orphans, with material purchases only. Cost: US $3000 May 2013

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Completed: Solar panels for assembly hall/house

Power is off several times a day, often for hours. Solar panels and batteries ensure a cheap and continuous power supply. Cost: US $1500 May 2013

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Completed: Rice Cultivator/Harvester

The orphanage is working towards self-sufficiency in terms of rice production, with children and house parents cultivating the land themselves. Cost: US $2000 January 2013

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Completed: Tuition fees for orphans at Ayeyawady Adventist Seminary

A solid education is the basis for the children to have a future. School fees are heavily subsidized and the children work on the weekends to contribute “in kind”. Cost:…

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Completed: Water Filtration System

A steady supply of safe drinking water is an absolute basic to avoid disease and save money. Cost: US $1500 March 2012

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