In late November 2017, Community Partners International (CPI) local partner HELP Cox's Bazar (HCB) distributed Relief Kits to 189 families in Balukhali makeshift settlement. The kits contain a range of essential non-food items including a mosquito net, water storage containers, cooking and eating equipment, clothing, hygiene supplies, and oral rehydration salts.
CPI is planning to support the distribution of additional Relief Kits to families in need in the coming months.
CPI is deeply grateful to the community in Houston, Texas for supporting this initiative.
Daw Su Su lives in a small, neatly-kept wooden house with a tin roof on the outskirts of Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region. Her house sits on short stilts, raised above the hard-packed dirt road that leads past her front door. The neighborhood is quiet when we visit. The houses are crowded together in close proximity.
Naw Poe lives with her husband and two-year-old son in Hsar Pwel Htar, a remote village in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region in the southeast of the country. The village has no health clinic. The nearest one is about two hours drive by motorbike across difficult terrain. During the monsoon season, the dirt tracks that connect villages are often impassable.
At first glance, Daw Ja Ring’s hands are unremarkable. Yet these hands have ushered into the world hundreds of the babies born in Shwe Gyin village, Kachin State, in the last twenty-five years. Daw Ja Ring is Shwe Gyin village’s trained birth attendant, a role she undertook when she was just 18 years old. Now, at 43, she has lost count of the exact number of births she has attended but estimates that it must be at least 300.