Join us as we work with Myanmar communities delivering health, education and relief programmes

The conflict in Myanmar has left more than 18 million people in humanitarian need, over two million people have been displaced and are without food, shelter or healthcare. The education system has collapsed, shattering the dreams of thousands of young people. The crisis in Myanmar is massive, but together, with your help, we can work with local communities to bring hope.

 

What We Do

Health & Hope is a non-profit, non-political, and non-government organisation based on Christian values and principles whose mission is to bring hope, relief from pain and suffering, and long-term sustainable development to vulnerable communities in [and from] the western Myanmar region. Our vision is to see empowered, thriving and self-sustaining communities in [and from] western Myanmar. Our goal is to see communities in/from Western Myanmar with:

  • Quality health care and education
  • Food security
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Access to humanitarian assistance if needed and striving towards self-sufficiency

The military coup in Myanmar has created a desperate crisis across the country. Media coverage is minimal, and many are unaware of the situation. The situation is urgent and is worsening every day.

 

Our Work

Health

Health

Improving access to public health and primary medical care.

Education

Education

Providing scholarships to talented young people from Myanmar.

Relief

Relief

Delivering relief to vulnerable communities. 

Our Story

One man’s passion to bring hope to his people

In the early 2,000s, a local Burmese man dreamed of bringing primary healthcare to Chin State, a rural region in Western Myanmar. Life for villagers in the region was difficult, with little or no healthcare facilities, limited education opportunities, and chronic food shortages.

As a boy, this young man saw his parents taken for forced labour, and girls in his village violated. He witnessed the death of friends from preventable illnesses such as diarrhoea and saw many women and babies die during childbirth.

The young man walked for many days to reach the high school in Yangon. He was the first child from his village ever to attend. On his return, his community sold their livestock to send him to college in India and later sent him abroad to study medicine. Despite having to learn three new languages to gain his education, he graduated at the top of his class.

His dream was also to enable young people to have the same opportunities that he had received to fulfil their potential. That young man was Dr Sasa, and his passion to serve his people led to the birth of Health & Hope in 2009. You can read more about Dr Sasa's remarkable story here.

In 2021 Dr Sasa stepped down from his leadership role at Health & Hope to pursue a political career.

Where is Myanmar?


Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in South East Asia and shares borders with the People's Republic of China in the North and North East, Laos in the East, Thailand in the South East, Bangladesh in the West and India in the North West. Find out more about where we work.

Frequently asked Questions - Our Promise to You

 

How can I be sure my gift is going to help those that need it most? 

We are a small charity, intentionally keeping our costs as low as possible, to ensure that donations go to where the need is greatest. 

Where does my donation go?

We work very hard to ensure that as much as possible goes directly to our project work, while balancing this with the need for ensuring the charity is well run with excellent stewardship of all our resources. We spend 3% of our income on governance and administration, and 8% on fundraising – including salaries for our very small UK based team. This means that 89% of income goes directly to supporting our work. Find out more about Health & Hope here.

 

“We’ve been proud to support Health & Hope since its inception, 15 years ago. Their humanitarian programmes have saved thousands of lives, whilst deepening transformational relationships with isolated communities. We celebrate Health & Hope’s commitment to serve people in need, who are often ignored by the world’s media and beyond reach of major aid organisations.” Humanitarian aid agency.

How you can get involved

Take the next step and bring hope to the people of Myanmar

Join Thrive, our community of passionate regular supporters of the Burmese people. Members of Thrive enable us to provide urgent access to healthcare and humanitarian relief to those caught up in the ongoing crisis. Monthly giving also enables us to provide sustainable solutions through our livelihood projects and provide scholarships to talented young people to enable them to pursue their dreams to study. 

As a member of Thrive, we will keep you up-to-date on the impact of your giving through email updates, news stories and more.

Just £6 will enable us to provide soap, toothbrushes and sanitary products for one person, while £12 monthly will provide food for two people. Your monthly gift of £14 will enable us to purchase textbooks for a student. Your giving is a gift of hope, a future to these young people. Many of these young people are the leaders for the future who will someday serve their communities and country and rebuild this beautiful land.

“For us, accountability is important. I have confidence that the team is trustworthy, hard-working and utterly committed to changing lives for good. We can see the progress of the projects and learn about the impact of our giving and how the money is being used.” Health & Hope supporter.

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