Para Wady Girls’ Orphanage – Horticulture

Kyaiklat, Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar  2009-current

The good news from this little orphanage in the town of Kyaiklat, deep in the Irrawady Delta area, is seemingly never-ending. Four of the resident girls are now at University, and one has already qualified as a teacher.

Our new mini-horticulture project is thriving with vegetables and herbs going straight to the orphanage kitchen, while sales of decorative flowers in the local market are providing money for seeds and fertiliser.

Our tailoring workshop has recently won a contract to provide uniforms for the students at a local junior school. The profit margin on this skilful work is quite small, but the contract volumes are sufficient to ensure it is self-sustaining.