A garbage dump outside of Mae Sot, Thailand, is home to a group of Burmese people who have been displaced by armed conflicts in Burma. They are unable to return to their country where many of their villages have been destroyed and are unable to gain legal refugee status in Thailand; thus, their options are very limited. Those living in the Mae Sot Dump, even the children, earn a meager living by picking recyclable plastic from piles of garbage.
The sole mission of Eyes to Burma is to assist this group of approximately four hundred refugees. We provide the most basic essentials, including food, clean water, clothing, and shelter when the incomes of the dump’s residents fall short. We provide medicine to prevent diseases caused by poor sanitation, and we offer transportation to medical facilities in emergencies. The community at the garbage dump maintains itself at a subsistence level; our role is to assist when such aid is needed.
If you are inspired to help, please spread the word about our efforts and help raise money for the children and families living in the dump. Every dollar donated goes directly to support this community as we have an all-volunteer staff.
You can see from Fred Stockwell’s photos and letters that a small amount goes a long way.
Make an On-Line Donation Here via PayPal.
Or send a check to Eyes to Burma, 709 Washington Street, Ashland, OR 97520.
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The Board can be contacted by telephone at 541-944-9748 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred can be contacted in Mae Sot at 011-66-08-5676-3469