A list of 40 leading charities in Myanmar may be found by clicking on this link
Smaller charities involved with Myanmar are invited to provide details of their programmes and to solicit donations on this page. Network Myanmar suggests that charities provide to email@example.com the following information:
1. Name of charity
2. A five line summary of the charity's objective
3. Web link (URL) with further details (or materials for conversion into a web link)
Recommended smaller charities in alphabetical order
Building Schools for Burma is a non-political, non-profit making, registered charity (Charity Number 1131437) that has been started to provide educational facilities for some of the poorest children in Burma. A country riddled with poverty, corruption and that has one of the worst human rights records on earth. We believe that an education can give people hope, something that many Burmese people have very little of, it is for this reason that the charity has been set up.
Rainforests, the very lungs of the world, are continuously destroyed in many countries. This causes global warming. FORM strongly believes in protecting such natural environments to assist communities and to improve their quality of life. FORM has been working in Myanmar since 1997 on various development programmes. FORM has local offices in Yangon and is accessible to storm-hit areas to offer effective help to cyclone victims.
International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is an international non-governmental organization working together with public hospitals in Myanmar for the comprehensive care and treatment of HIV patients with the strategy of “in, by and with the public sector”. The Integrated HIV Care Program of The Union covers 8 cities in Myanmar. The programme was started in 2005 and by the end of 2011 over 8,000 patients had been provided comprehensive HIV care and treatment including anti-retroviral therapy. There is a huge gap between number of HIV infected adults and children and the funding available to help them. Donations are urgently sought.
Medical Action (Myanmar) or 'MAM' is a new international medical aid organisation whose mission is to improve the health of the poorest people within Myanmar. Its principal goals are to provide basic medical treatment and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The motivation for the creation of this new NGO are unmet health needs in Myanmar.
Since Cyclone Nargis, over 84,000 people have been treated at a Merlin mobile clinic, a further 185,000 people received health care from a Merlin-supported Community Health Worker and 244,000 people received health education from Merlin’s Street Theatre group, a CHW or a mobile health team.Merlin has reconstructed two Rural Health Centres and refurbished and equipped 20 health facilities in Laputta in the Irrawaddy Delta.
Myanmar Business Coalition on AIDS (“MBCA”) was established in Myanmar by a group of concerned international and national business people who desired to provide leadership in a selected humanitarian program within their own community: HIV/AIDS. Since its foundation in 2002, MBCA has demonstrated both the desire and commitment to successfully fight HIV/AIDS in its own backyard - the business and workplace in Myanmar.
The Nargis Action Group is a voluntary organisation established by the founders, staff and students of Myanmar Exgress, a non-profit capacity development centre in Yangon. In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, the Group provided emergency relief and subsequently worked with the Tripartite Core Group on identifying rehabilitation requirements. The group is now building and equipping schools and hospitals in the Delta in a cost-effective manner.
The Nargis Library Recovery Project was set up in 2008 to rebuild and refurnish libraries devastated by Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. The project is jointly sponsored by the Institute of the Rockies, the Myanmar Book Aid Foundation, and Ashin Nyanissara, abbot of Sitagu International Buddhist Academy. The project is assisted by local businesses and monasteries.