Daw Pyone is expanding her farm, raising pigs, and making bamboo buckets - so that her daughter's dream of becoming a police officer comes true. Microfinance has been paving way for her to venture into small businesses even in the midst of the pandemic and political unrest.
Daw Yin was struggling to pay her debts and support her children's education needs. Lockdowns and travel restrictions affected small-scale farmers like her in Myanmar as they could no longer afford farming materials. Microfinance lifted her up with loans with which she could improve her harvest and family's income.
Abandoned by her parents young, Thu felt isolated and alone growing up. When she was ten, however, she met her sponsor. She didn't know it then but the bond she formed with her sponsor would become her lifeline to building confidence.
8-year-old Barang lost his mother and was abandoned by his father. The orphaned boy lives with his grandmother who struggles to care for him. His life changed when he became a sponsored child. He received help through reading camps to improve his reading and writing skills.
"Sponsoring a child is something that is close to the heart of God – even though we may be miles apart from this child, we can share life with someone who is just so far away," said Rev. Jasper Ngoh, Associate Pastor at TACMC.
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