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Sponsorship for children in Myanmar | World Vision UK
Burma is the biggest nation in Southeast Asia. Situated in the southwestern Gulf of Bengal, the Gulf of Bengal is set almost 1,200 leagues off the Myanmar coastline. Ressources are oil, wood, pewter, zink, copper, wolfram, plumb, coal, marmor, lime, gemstones, natural and hydro. More than 130 ethnical groups are living in Myanmar.
Burma is the biggest ethnical group and makes up two third of the country's total populace. Myanmar is the country's main foreign tongue, but many ethnical groups have their own dialect. Burma is one of the worlds impoverished countries. Recent 2007 numbers show that more than 32 per cent of those living below the income threshold are below the income threshold.
HIV and AIDS epidemics are on the rise in Myanmar. It has one of the highest infections in Southeast Asia with more than 240,000 live with HIV and AIDS. In Myanmar, World Vision is dedicated to working with the Burmese community to make their life better today and provide lasting answers for the futures of their kids, family, and community.
An important part of this relationship is our UK donor sponsored program, which supports 4,184 youngsters ('April 2014') in three joint work. World Vision's sponsorships are complemented by other programs that help Myanmar's churches. Provision of educational materials, tuition, uniform and other clothes and accessories for endangered infants.
Support for municipalities affected by catastrophic events such as the 2012 quake and peak seasons. Raise public sensitivity to the issue of traffic in persons and reduce the number of abused minors. The work of World Vision in Myanmar began in the 1980s. Since the middle of the 80s to meet the needs of the kids through sponsorships. To help flood-affected households recover their livelihood in the 1980s with equipment such as trolleys, trickshaws and stitching mashines.
Provision of health, educational and qualification measures for hard of hearing handicapped kids and grown-ups in the 90s. Improve the life of road-users, support Cyclone Nargis aid and promote the growth of micro-enterprises since 2000.