Save Myanmar (Burma)

Update posted by Sylvia Rome On Sep 20, 2015

The number 9 is an auspicious number in Myanmar so it seems nicely apt that my final total is a wonderful £909 That's around 1,610,000 Myanmar Kyat. The gratitude shown to me in making these donations has been thoroughly overwhelming and of course that gratitude is more importantly going out to all of you who have so kindly donated. Sincere thanks for your generosity. The monsoon is in its final stages but the recovery process from this devastation will be a long journey. Thank you from all our hearts for helping to save and rebuild the lives of so many people.

At a time of so much crisis in this world there really are no words to thank you enough for helping to save Myanmar (Burma).

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Update posted by Sylvia Rome On Sep 05, 2015

Phyo Wai Thein (Wai Lu Kyaw)


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Ingapu Villagers

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Update posted by Sylvia Rome On Sep 05, 2015

Many sincere thanks to you all for your kind support and generosity your donations are so greatly appreciated and I am really pleased to have exceeded my target and raised One and a half million Kyat!

I have now donated what I have raised this far reaching a total of 1,560,000 Myanmar Kyat.

Those of you who can do your sums will work out that this means I have exchanged Pounds to Kyat at the best possible rate, I have also incurred all bank charges personally and out of gratitude the 4% charge that gogetfunding takes from your payment I have covered as my donation. This means the full amount you donated is the full amount passed on to those in need.

I gave the sum of 350,000 MYK to the Daw Khin Kyi foundation. https://www.facebook.com/DKKfoundation This is an incredibly well run organisation and the rescue efforts have been very carefully coordinated reaching those most in need at critical times and saving many lives. The donations will also contribute towards the rebuilding of the poorest communities.

I gave 110,000 MYK to Humanity Light Social Group. https://www.facebook.com/humanity.light.5 This is a local charity group run entirely by volunteers. Last week they delivered aid to Ingapu township in the Irrawaddy division and our donations helped supply essential needs for the many villagers.

I gave 350,000 MYK to Wai Lu Kyaw Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/WaiLuKyawFoundationThis incredible guy is one of the kindest most heroic Samaritans and humanitarians not just in Myanmar but in the world today! He used to be a famous actor and then he started volunteering for the Myanmar red cross and now he is a full time charity worker who along with his volunteers go out into the most inhospitable and dangerous areas, risking their own lives to save others. His efforts saving the flood victims are truly inspiring and humbling.

I gave 750,000 MYK to Mrauk Uo Organisation and community. Rakhine State is one of the most severely affected areas with many parts of it still completely inaccessible. It is also a slightly forgotten area. A great deal of aid is now starting to reach Kayin State and Chin State and the Delta region being closer to Yangon is now getting lots of help but the people in Rakhine State are still desperate for basic essentials like food, water and shelter. This organisation will reach those in the most remote areas where aid has not yet made it to. Rakhine State is one of the poorest parts of this country and now with so much farmland destroyed basic food supplies will be necessary for a long time into the future.

I thank you sincerely as do the people of Myanmar. It is really important for these people to know that the world has not forgotten about them and their gratitude is sincere and genuine, many thanks and much appreciation from us all.

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Update posted by Sylvia Rome On Aug 09, 2015

I set up this campaign with no idea how people would respond to it. Initially I thought I could try and raise a minimum of £400 that would mean £100 for each state currently declared a disaster zone. However I have been so pleased with the success of my first day that I have raised this amount to £700 this converted into local currency is around 1,000,000 Myanmar Kyat and would make a huge difference to the lives of so many. I am keeping everything crossed and am very hopeful that if the campaign keeps up its momentum we can even exceed that target. Many thanks to you all for your support.

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Much love LRM&G xxx

The Feenies

Backed with £10.00 On Sep 06, 2015

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Backed with £10.00 On Sep 05, 2015

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graham leadbitter

Backed with £10.00 On Sep 05, 2015

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Go Sylv! Congrats on your fundraising! Here is some more from meeeeee! Big Hugs xxx

Karen Riddick

Backed with £50.00 On Aug 29, 2015

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Sarah Warhol

Backed with £20.00 On Aug 29, 2015

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Well done, Sylv! xx

Julia Rome

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Guest

Backed with £10.00 On Aug 26, 2015

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Go Sylv, yer a star. XX

Glenda

Backed with £20.00 On Aug 25, 2015

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much respect and love for you, Sylv, and to all those people seeking to re-build their lives. People here are thinking of you xx

Jane Hensey

Backed with £25.00 On Aug 23, 2015

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Sylvia Rome

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I come from Scotland but am presently working and living in Yangon Myanmar. Over the past 13 years I have spent a great deal of time in this wonderful country travelling, working, studying and volunteering. It is my greatest wish to give something back and repay the kindness I have been shown from these beautiful peole. I am in awe of the relief efforts that are coming from the locals at this present time of crisis and this is what has spurred me to set up this donations page. All help and support will be much appreciated. With metta.