Blessed And Giving (BAG Program)
“You only believe what you put into practice.”
Purpose: The combination of the pandemic and military coup in Myanmar has created an economic crisis resulting in millions of lost jobs and the inability to afford basic food supplies.
Where: The metropolitan areas of Yangon and Mawlamyine as well as the rural areas of the Karen State and Tenasserim Division in Eastern and Southern Myanmar.
When: The United Nations is forecasting nearly half of Myanmar’s 54 million people will be driven into poverty by the end of 2021. Already, 6.2 million people are faced with food insecurity with some pawning clothing and other valuables in order to survive. The need is immediate!
By Whom: Love for Myanmar in-country, native staff and volunteers
For How Many: 3,200 people within our house church network, 525 people within our five orphanages and neighborhoods, 400 people within the leprosy hospital and villages we minister, and 110 people within the area of our learning center representing an estimated total of 1,058 families
Budget: One bag of food supplies typically consists of rice, cooking oil, and vegetables designed for a family of six expected to last approximately one month. Bulk purchasing significantly lowers the cost to $25 per bag. Supplies are limited to items requiring no refrigeration. Bag distribution will be periodically supplemented with food cooked and served onsite when conditions are safe.
“It is good to be blessed. It is better to be a blessing.”