Hope for the Burmese people?
We very often get asked about the recent changes in Burma, and how the people are responding. I think the mood there is generally one of cautious optimism, but everyone is conscious of the huge challenges ahead.
Quite apart from the political tasks, and the tensions between the majority Burmese and the ethnic minorities, it’s vital to remember that this is not only one of the world’s poorest countries, but it receives only a small fraction of the international aid per head given to comparable nations.
At HTBD we believe in practical action, village by village, to make people’s lives better. They are always amazed that anyone in a far off country would care about them. Everything our donors contribute means real hope, now.