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“A wild dream” come true

"A poor man can only thank you. Building a hut is beyond my means. But I see this small gift from good hearted people."

This is the story of U Sein Aye, recipient of a new home in the Thingangyun Slum in Yangon, Myanmar. The family are shown standing in front of the humble home that has vastly improved their standard of living. Husband U Sein Aye (48) and wife Daw Nanmu (52) are flower sellers. On a good day they carry home 5 or 6 dollars ( 8,000 myanmar kyats). With this, they need to feed and support themselves and and their three children. The family live in a "smelly stench of an area". To access their dilapidated house, they pick their way carefully across a bridge of broken wood. The house is so crowded children have to be rationed space to study and sleep. No one has any privacy. The house started leaning, and was threatening to fall at any time. The house was unsafe but the family had no alternative. Then the family was chosen for shelter program, sponsored by your kind donations. They are one of more than 500 families that have been helped in this way. Thousands more live in these conditions. Amidst the squalor, the shelter program provides some solace and hope to those who suffer this distress and indignity.
“A poor man can only thank you. Building a hut is beyond my means. But I see this small gift from good hearted people. May they know when the day is done and our hands and limbs are paining we now have place to rest and close our eyes for a sleep. My family members are exuberant and profusely happy. Our children can have a small space to study. All these were once our wild dreams, but now we have this simple house and that is the reality to be thankful for.

U Sein Aye's family in front of their new two storey house

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