It wasn't easy, but it's a job well done. Unfortunately, there many others waiting to get started.
Burma Relief has just finished building our first dormitory for 60 orphaned Burmese refugee girls in MaeSot, Thailand on Burma's border. It was a race to provide a safe haven that these vulnerable youngsters can call home before they're snatched off the street as soon as they cross the border and get sold as sex slaves.
New Dormitory in MaeSot
But the battle has been only partially won as the dormitory lacks the basic needs that you and I take for granted: the building has no electricity, which means no schoolwork and no security lighting after dark (this time of year the sun sets at about 6:30pm).
We need just two 130-watt solar panels to power the dorm. It will cost just $3,570, which includes the panels, charge controller, battery, inverter, wires and installation. Every day, our organization hustles for pennies to help give these kids a better life with opportunities for a brighter future. We need help y'all...so if there happens to be an angel out there reading this, we'd be forever grateful if you could assist us. We're trying, Lord knows, but we need help. I have great people around me – resources and manpower – but financial support is needed to bring our good intentions to life. We struggled to get the finishing funds to put a roof over these girls' heads. Please consider making a donation to help us give them a few small things that will make a REAL difference in their lives.