Over 40 percent of Myanmar’s residents are poor or extremely poor. Lack of sanitation leaves streets and canals filled with garbage. Houses are built on stilts to keep them out of range of the frequent floods. Poverty often leads families to abandon their elderly, and many are too poor to care for their children. Widows and orphans are the most vulnerable.
At their three locations, Mustard Seed Orphanage, Ebenezer House, and Hosanna House, Mustard Seed cares for over 190 of Yangon’s widows and orphans, providing them with food, housing, medical care, and spiritual nourishment. Keeping livestock and growing their own food is crucial to feeding those in their care.