Burma Children Medical Fund - Our Stories

Ma Su Su _ Musculoskeletal (Congenital)

October 21, 2020  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Su (11) is a grade five student. She lives with her mother, two sisters and a brother in a village in Ayeyarwady Division, Burma. Su and her younger siblings go to school. Her mother and her oldest sister weave mats at home out of bamboo for a living. Together they earn 200,000 kyat (approx. 200 […]

Saw Chit Win Htoo (Gastrointestinal)

October 21, 2020  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Htoo is a one-year old baby boy who was born at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). He lives with his parents in Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand. Htoo’s mother is a homemaker while his father works as a factory worker and earns 8,000 baht per month (approx. 267 USD). Their household income is not enough to […]

Senetoo (Cardiac)

October 21, 2020  •  Posted in Our Stories

Senetoo (15) is a grade eight student. He lives with his parents, an older brother, a younger sister and two younger brothers in a refugee camp in Tak Province, Thailand. When he was two years old, fighting broke out between two arms forces close to his village. His father was arrested by the Burmese army, […]

Myo Thu Zar (Encephalocele)

October 12, 2020  •  Posted in Our Stories

Nine-year-old Myo was born with a lump between her forehead and on the bridge of her nose, a condition known as encephalocele. She lives with her parents, brother and two sisters on the Thai-Burma border. Her parents and her older sister and brother work on a Thai farm, growing seasonal crops. They each earn 4,500 […]

Tin Tin Nyein (Gynecological)

October 12, 2020  •  Posted in BWMF Success stories

Tin (25) lives with her daughters in a village in Karen State, Burma. She is a homemaker while her two daughters go to school. Her husband works for a mining company elsewhere in Karen State and earns around 250,000 kyat (approx. 250 USD) in a month. The money that Tin’s husband makes is just enough […]

Daw Nan (Gynecological)

October 12, 2020  •  Posted in BWMF Success stories

Daw Nan (58), a villager from Mon State, Burma lives with her husband and her youngest daughter. She has five other children – two are students while the other three are married. Daw Nan owns a small plot of land, where they grow beans and other vegetables. She also raises chickens and keeps a pig. […]

Eh Mu (Gynecological)

October 12, 2020  •  Posted in BWMF Success stories

Mu (40) lives with her husband, son and daughter in a village in Karen State, Burma. She and her husband are subsistence farmers, growing rice, beans, and peanuts on their own land. They also have a shop where her son sells peanut oil that they make as well as snacks. Through the shop, they are […]

Maung Htoi Rain Naung (Cardiac)

October 12, 2020  •  Posted in BCMF Success stories

Htoi (16) lives with his grandmother, mother, sister, and brother in a town in Kachin State, Burma. He and his siblings are students while his grandmother is retired. His mother has a small stall in front of the house, where she sells snacks and other items such as traditional medicine. They also raise pigs and chickens […]

Maung Too (Urological)

October 12, 2020  •  Posted in BAMF Success stories

Maung Too (46) lives with his wife, two daughters and two sons in a village in Karen State, Burma. Three of his children go to school, while the fourth is not yet old enough to study. Prior to his health problems, both Maung and his wife worked as day labourers. However, when he became too […]