Improving education, health and livelihoods in the Irrawaddy Delta
Helping the Burmese Delta (HTBD), registered UK charity 1124774, is a small, personal and efficient charity working in Myanmar. We work collaboratively using an integrated model focusing on education, health and livelihoods to help improve villagers’ quality of life in the Irrawaddy Delta Region.
Our objective is to provide support to help build capacity, improve lives and reduce poverty. We focus on the three areas where the communities have greatest need. Each area is fundamental in its own right. When combined, this approach can multiply the benefits for the communities.
In the Delta region, children lack access to schools. By building, staffing and maintaining schools to cater for all grades, our aim is to provide a continuous learning journey from primary school to further education and beyond.
There is an absence of primary health care in the Delta villages. We aim to address these gaps by building the villagers skills, knowledge and resources to improve access to basic healthcare.
Most people in the Delta region survive in great poverty, earning about $3 a day as labourers in the paddy fields and through fishing. We aim to help people with the key necessities when they need it most, from emergency aid to income generating projects.
Where we work
Impact to date* (* Between 2008 –2015)
Total people helped
Total schools built
Children receiving education
Health training received
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HTBD was founded in 2008 in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, which caused enormous damage across the entire delta, but especially in the districts near the sea, such as the one where we mostly work.
The story of the pigs of Ywa Thar Aye
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The story of Ei Ei Soe
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The story of Daw Mya Mya Oo
Daw Mya Mya Oo lives in Ya Kyaw Wa village near Thar Paung. She completed community healthcare worker training with…
The Story of Kyi Lè Lè Oo
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In the news
Our High School has reopened!
We're delighted to say that after a long closure due to COVID, our High School has reopened with 49 students.…
June 2021 Update
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The current situation in Myanmar
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Our High School enters a new phase
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