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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: Burma Humanitarian Mission supports community-based healthcare and education projects that improve the lives of the children of Burma and their communities. We empower people around the world to exercise their health to advocate for a healthy and vibrant Burma where the human rights of all people are honored.

Results: BHM will provide over one million doses of medicine in 2012. We estimate that with every two dollars spent on our medical programs one life is saved.

Target demographics: Villagers in eastern Burma, particularly children under 17

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50,000+ people for medical programs, 500,000+ for education programs

Geographic areas served: eastern Burma, western Thailand

Programs: Backpack Health Worker training Medicines & supplies for mobile medic teams Medicines & supplies for fixed clinics Supporting the education of refugee & migrant youth from Burma Empowering youth leadership Empowering refugee communities in the US Advocating for the ethnic minorities of Burma Empowering at risk girls to stay free of the sex and drug trade Enabling people in the US to exercise their health while advocating for the peoples of Burma

Community Stories

109 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jeff_Mi

Board Member

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission is an excellent non-profit organization. BHM provides much needed medical and education assistance to the ethnic minorities in Burma/Myanmar.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for over two years and feel that they are very well organized, and use their resources very wisely. They've made it very easy for me to feel like I've been able to help make a difference for people in Burma.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic organization. Funds go to help people. Wonderful. They. Save. Lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the Run for Burma charity team for the Marine Corps Marathon and had a wonderful experience with this organization. They were super kind and supportive, gave me a lot of resources and help to make fundraising easy, so that I was easily able to raise over twice the goal. My run felt more meaningful knowing that I was helping children receive medicine.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the Run for Burma charity team for the Marine Corps Marathon and had a wonderful experience with this organization. They were super kind and supportive, gave me a lot of resources and help to make fundraising easy, so that I was easily able to raise over twice the goal. My run felt more meaningful knowing that I was helping children receive medicine.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the Run for Burma team for my first marathon. They made fundraising easy as well as gave me training tips and I exceeded both my time goal and fundraising goal.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for BHM for over 8 years, by helping to raise funds to support their backpack medics through their RUN FOR BURMA program. I love having a cause I can run for!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This year has seen an increase in military violence in western and northern Burma. While much of the world believes Burma/Myanmar has transitioned to democracy, thousands of people are still hiding in the jungles or fleeing to camps for Internally Displaced People, or seeking refugee status in adjacent countries. In order to help these people, we need your help. Please continue to support our efforts!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission is outstanding. In an era of a Global Pandemic, they secured additional funds to help the backpack medics fight it. Awesome!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission continues to excel at caring for the displaced and ignored populations in Burma. This year, they increased the number of supported teams from 17 in 2017 to 30 in 2018!!! This is incredible. Now, over 77,000 people will have access to medical care, mother-child care and community health.

This group is inspired! It operates at an incredibly low overhead rate, so 92 cents out of every dollar gets to those in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I always brought to tears when I hear the tragedy and sadness that occurs along the Thai-Burma border. It is heartening to learn of organizations such as this one. They make a huge difference. They help save lives of the most disadvantaged peoples.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission is an exceptional example of a grassroots organization engaged in capacity building that far outshines the larger, corporate nonprofits. BHM gets life-saving medicine to the people most at risk and the farthest from the media spotlight.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BHM is an outstanding and hugely compassionate organization! They touch so many lives far removed from the media. From mother-child health programs to educational support. Stellear.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Burma Mission is an awesome nonprofit! They focus on children and women far from the media headlines. They do incredible work. I wish all charities did as much...for so little...with such integrity.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission continues to excel during these difficult times! They are expanding their support levels to unprecedented levels! Awesome!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

BHM is a great organization! They are focused on serving the underserved -- especially children in isolated locations. Last year, they purchased 1.8 million doses of medicine and supported 78,000 people -- people who had no other option for medical care!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think this is a great organization and nonprofit. I'm amazed at the breadth of activities they support -- reflecting an inspired American ethos. Children. Education. Families. Medicine. Sure, many organizations can claim all that -- but Burma Humanitarian Mission does it for people far removed from the headlines and ignored by the world. They do so much with so little resources. Inspired.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a fundraiser for Minmahaw School, a school for young people from Burma, we needed a great way to raise funds and work with a fiscal sponsor who is ethical, communicative and can work timely. We lucked into BHM and it has worked out so well that I became a Board Member. To work with Jen and Mike, who have big hearts and smart ideas in support of the people of Burma in developing solutions to medical, health and educational issues, has been the greatest honor.
Burma Humanitarian Mission has created many opportunities for smaller groups or organizations to work under them as their fiscal sponsor. It is sometimes unnecessary to create a whole new non-profit, when BHM can so expertly handle that aspect of organizing. It better serves us to work together under one umbrella, maximizing our efforts to do the volunteer work we all love so much.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a BHM board member for 4 years, I have a unique view into the organization. I have never worked with more dedicated and ethical people and it is a privilege to be able to serve on the Board with them.

The Board is active in the events sponsored by BHM to raise funds for community healthcare, education and and human rights for the people of Myanmar/Burma. We run, we make soap, we write endless letters to fundraise, and write grant proposals, all as volunteers. Except for one small part time position for our Executive Director.

The organizations which receive funds from BHM's efforts are few. That way, the dollars are concentrated and have great impact on the people of Burma served by the recipient organizations. There is person-to-person contact with the organizations which BHM serves. We collaborate with the recipients, meeting their real needs rather than imposing what we think they might need. Contact is frequent and BHM is relied on as a compassionate organization, with people willing to stretch to meet the needs presented.

As a BHM Board member, I am always happy to talk with anyone who is curious about BHM or has suggestions and information which could be helpful to us.
As a donor, which I was before I became a board member (and still am), I have complete faith that the funds received are distributed in the highest and best use.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I found out about this organization through a buddy who does nonprofit work in Africa. They are incredible. Burma Humanitarian Mission does so much...for so much...with so few staff. Inspired! Their governance is an example. They low overhead and maximizing support in wonderful. World Class!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Small nonprofit come and normally go pretty quickly. Not Burma Mission. They've been quietly and effectively supporting the indigenous people of Burma for 20 years! They've matured nicely. Last year, they treated over 27,700 patients! Hats off!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've learned of this organization recently. Wow! What they do is outstanding and wonderful! Supporting children and mothers far from any normal hospital or medical care. So wonderful!

Donor

Rating: 5

BHM has supported people impacted by military violence and disease in Burma for almost 20 years. Such steadfast support!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Have you ever come across a group of individuals...united in purpose, focus and compassion? An inspiration to you and everyone? That's Burma Mission. The medicine they provide and the medics they train are saving lives as you read this! Selfless beyond imagination!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission is an example of how good people come together to be a force for positive change in the world. A very small organization, they provide nearly 1 million doses of medicine to people in Burma while support backpack medic teams. these teams are perfect example of a capacity building model, empowering communities to solve their own problem! Being small, Burma Humanitarian Mission is extremely efficient and effective!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a fantastic, giving and warm hearted nonprofit! They go places and help people in desperate need that the media ignore. Awesome, dedicated group!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm thoroughly impressed watching Burma Mission grow over the past 20 years! Incredible! The fact that they are now up to 30 backpack teams...support educational opportunities along the Thai-Burma border as well as educational opportunities inside Burma. Add to that...civic responsibility mentoring for the people of Burma. Wow! What an inspired group!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Without Burma Mission, I would never know about the plight of the people of Burma. It's incredible to think what these people endure. The good news is that Burma Mission does wonderful work to train medics and provide tons of medicine to help. It's inspired to think what is done as a result. Truly, young children to older adults are saved.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Burma Humantarian Mission is a wonderful non profit charity which provides medical cares for Burmese in a conflict war zone in Burma. I have been a donor and a supporter since 2015 by running Marines Corps Marathon for team Run For Burma of this charity.My donation directly goes to the peepple in need and save thousands of life.BHM provides medicines and trainning for BackPack medics who travel thousands of miles to administer primary healthcare services to counter the effects of malnutrition , diseases as well as wounded patients in war zone in premote areas. Their selfless sacrifice and dedication to serve their people are immeasurable! With only 5 dollars, I save 2 life: the mother and her unborn baby from dealth that caused by malaria . Malaria accounts for neatly half of all dealths, especially 1:12 expecting mother will not survive pregnancy. As a Registered Nurse who works at Mother Infant Unit and NICU, I am heart-rending by learning 15% of children die before their 5th birthday, mostly from illesses that are easily treated and are preventable With the money by fund raising to run for team Run For Burma and donation, BHM can fulfill its mission by providing medical care for Burmese who have no access to health care, supports community-based backpack medics and more. I strongly believe in the their vision which seeks a healthy and vibrant Burma now and for the future. Please support this wonderful charity.
Betty Ann Berger RN

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Donor

Rating: 5

Burma Humantarian Mission is a wonderful and incredible small non profit organization. The fund goes directly to the people in need by provide medical services to children, women, men in isolate and war torn areas in Burma. As a Registered Nurse for NICU and Mother Infant , I am heart-rending to learn the mother and her unborn child died of an easy
treatable disease: malaria because of no medicines. Thanks to BHM, a Pack Pack Medics Program developed to save these mothers and their unborn babies by bringing medicines to them. This is just an example of many medical services. As a donor and fund raising for BHM by running the Marine Corps Marathon in 2015 and 2017, I strongly believe the money that BHM spends to save lives is incredibly and amazingly. With 5 dollars, the lives of the mother and her unborn baby are saved. 1 dollars BHM purchase 42 doses of medicines, 20 dollars provides 6,000 doses of PCN. In 2016, BHM supported 30, 000 people including children, women and men and treated over 13,000 patients. Total 867,000 doses of medicines provided. It is phenominal! indeed, I am honored to be a part of this successful organization to save lives.
Please support BHM by donation and consider Run For Burma if you need bib to run any races in the US or oversea. Your heart will be so content and happy to run for a good cause. And the fundraising is the lowest of all to compare with other charities. Plus the support for your training is outstanding. After all, I am speechless to know how little as a dollar can save so many lives.
Betty Ann Berger, RN

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Donor

Rating: 5

BHM is a fantastic charity that has worked hard on a little known, but incredible need. The people they serve and the needs they meet are facing humanitarian crisis. With little investment, BHM creates a huge impact. This charity is incredibly well run and works very hard to focus their efforts on those they serve.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is truly an inspirational mission helping many to live better lives in very difficult circumstances. This charity has gone on my list for annual donations. Very impressive!

Donor

Rating: 5

BHM is an extraordinary nonprofit that is mission-driven and results-focused. Their work is collaborative, inspiring, and makes a profound difference in the lives of people who have had so few advantages in life. I admire their leaders' vision, innovation, and determination. The board is solid and they have found ways to work around or through roadblocks that have deterred others. I've worked with hundreds of NGOs, and Burma Mission is exactly what I look for when wanting to invest my time and money. I feel fortunate to be able to contribute in my own small way to their mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

The leadership within this nonprofit is remarkable. They are highly dedicated, passionate and organized. BHM maximizes the dollars spent on their mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow! This group is 100% Wow!

Burma Humanitarian Mission is committed -- completely committed to helping one of the world's most under-served and unrecognized communities there is. Burma's ethnic minorities have endured decades of abuse and violence at the hands of the country's military. The most recent assault on the Rohingya in western Burma mirrors the oppression foisted upon the Karen, Kachin and others in eastern and northern Burma.

BHM is compassionate -- they focus on delivering the most critical aid needed -- basic medicine, mother-child health and community health resources. The result is impressive -- reduction in the number of people getting sick which translates to far fewer people dying (not to mention a far better quality of life).

I've volunteered with a number of agencies over the past few decades, and few have such an awesome and direct impact. And what's truly beautiful about it is that BHM helps the ethnic minorities help themselves. Wow! That's American values in action!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BHM does an anazing job of bringing much-needed resources to communities in need. Their dual focus on health and education and their work both within Burma and in the refugee/migrant communities in Thailand, ensures that they are tackling the problems on many fronts. It's wonderful to see the good they are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to do an onsite internship with Burma Humanitarian Mission on the Thai/Burma border. We visited many of the organizations BHM partners with and collected stories to create advocacy pieces. It was very clear that BHM's commitment to helping the education and health in the migrant and refugee community had huge, tangible impacts on the lives of people there.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I ran the Berlin Marathon this year through Run for Burma, which is part of Burma Humanitarian Mission. I have to say that I had a terrific experience running for this charity. I was originally only looking for a non-profit that didn't have a super high fundraising requirement, but I became a complete believer and advocate over the 4 months of working with them. The cause is absolutely fantastic and if you don't know much about it (I didn't), it's worth looking into.

Mike is your contact point throughout the experience and is quick to respond and help out with anything you need, supporting your training by sending out frequent running articles. Basically everything they promised went exactly as such, which was a total relief-- there can be so much to stress about when it comes to doing an international marathon, but I was fortunate to have this side of things run essentially worry-free. If you're interested in running a marathon and supporting a good cause, I really can't think of a better charity to recommend!

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Donor

Rating: 5

When seeking an organization to support and make an impact, this is an exceptional choice. The mission and the people who volunteer to help the people of Burma are truly dedicated to what they do and it is inspiring to see. Each gift, no matter the size, can truly make an incredibly big difference in the life of many. It's an organization I personally support and look forward to seeing grow.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with BHM directly through their annual fun run in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park a few years back, and they have also linked me to one of their partners abroad, Girl Determined in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar). The organization is consistent, transparent and involved in the greater community and in their community of focus. I admire their drive and ability to include all in their ongoing mission, and remain a steady source of support for this cause, community empowerment and education.

1 Gary69

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to help at the 5k Run for Refugees event the Burma Humanitarian Mission held in June 2016. Mike, Mary, and Jennifer were fantastic to work with. I look forward to the next event they hold or anything else I can do to help this wonderful cause.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been honored to support BHM in efforts along the Thai-Burma border and see first hand the work being done. It is clear that BHM supports great projects that are founded in the philosophy of being truly empowering to their grass-roots partnerships.

Eric1080

Donor

Rating: 5

BHM is a world class charity that continues to make a big difference in the lives of Burmese people. They get the most bang for their buck. Their transparency and Executive leadership is second to none. All above, they can count on me continuing to make annual donations. BhM Board Member Mike Isherwood is a non profit Subject matter expert is always willing to help other non profits. Recently, he participated in conference call where he provided a series of recommendations for Cross World Africa non-profit.

1 Heather266

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Burma mission is a great grassroots organization with an incredible dedication and commitment to help the people of Burma

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first had contact with Burma Humanitarian while planning for World Refugee Day in 2013. Burma Humanitarian has done an excellent job in bringing awareness of conditions and supplying relief to those that need the help. You could not find a better group of people who show compassion and determination in their work. BHM has organized runs for a few years and being able to help participate as a member of an allied agency was very gratifying.

Donor

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission did outstanding work using the Run for Burma team as a fundraising vehicle. Not only did BHM raise awareness of the need for supporting Burma's transition, but BHM made fundraising easy and provided amazing, personalized support throughout. A great organization worthy of your consideration.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I ran with the 2014 "Run for Burma" team for the Marine Corps Marathon and I had a great experience with this organization. They were very involved and were in contact with the runners on a weekly basis. I was extremely impressed by this organization and honored to run on their behalf.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known and volunteered for BHM since its beginning and been proud to help with the back packer medicine program, enjoying hearing the reports of their worthwhile contribution from those who travel into Burma. For the past three years, BHM has sponsored the Salt Lake City Run for Refugees event which has given me the opportunity to see and hear first hand the impact this organization has had on Burmeese refugees.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve witnessed the work of Burma Humanitarian Mission since its early beginnings with events that were held in supporters' back yards with silent auction items made by the volunteers and food prepared by members of the Burma community. I've been honored to be associated with the dedicated caring people who are BHM. Through their hard work and persistence the fund raising efforts have become more sophisticated, which has resulted in more assistance for the people of Burma.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am also an active member of Whitman College's GlobeMed chapter and have had the pleasure of working directly with BHM's Executive Director and Chair of the Board last year. They were so supportive in identifying and creating meaningful and high impact projects for us to fund at the Minmahaw Post-10 School. These individuals really care about their work and listening to the needs of the people from Burma they are assisting. A wonderful non-profit through and through.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an active member of Whitman College's GlobeMed chapter, which is partnered with BHM (http://www.globemed.org/impact/whitman/) to involve Whitman students with the grassroots/non-profit work that is happening through BHM both in Burma and right across the border in Thailand. We are entering into our second year of partnership and it has been a pleasure to work with BHM to learn more about social justice and public health in Thailand, Burma and on a global-scale, and it has been wonderful to take action and help make a difference on the ground as well! BHM is an amazing organization with an inspiring story of origin and fabulous leadership (and volunteers) who strive to spread equality in a place that needs their help so very much. BHM's fundraising campaigns are only part of what they do as the awareness and education factor is so vastly important for this issue as well, since it is not something that is talked about enough in America. Keep up the good work BHM - keep spreading the word and bringing hope to the lives of countless voiceless people!

Yvette O.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been friends with the starting members of this organization for a very long time. I was impressed with their selfless dedication then, and continue to be impressed by it. The fund raising activities as well as the risk they put themselves going under the radar with backpack medics into the country is the stuff that movies are typically made of, but they do it because it's the right thing to do. I myself am not in a position to go to Burma yet, but I help by donating, knowing that my money directly helps the targeted audience and isn't lining someone's pocket. I appreciate their efforts and I know the countless people they've helped in Burma appreciate them also.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hard working, organized and caring, this group of people are dedicated and resourceful and so hopeful and energetic. They have worked tirelessly towards the cause of the Burma people for so long. I am happy to donate money when I can because of all the organizations and causes, what better one is to give to those in need?

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was part of the 'Burma Humanitarian Mission' marathon fund raising team in 2013. I'm very happy to have supported their cause. They are an incredible group of people helping out the people in Burma. Keep up the great work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome team who do an awesome job! I am so proud to have been part of this 'Run for Burma' team. I have read and heard about the work these volunteers do to help out the needy and I wish them the very best for the future!!

Jersmom

Donor

Rating: 5

For the disenfranchised and often persecuted people living in villages in Burma, the BHM is one of the only lifelines, providing health care, clothing and educational materials to the people there, training "back pack" medics and literally saving lives. The organization spends donated dollars to do this and I am proud to support with my dollars whenever I can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has used funding to travel into Burma and bring medication, train medics, provide educational material and clothing to the Karen people who have been disenfranchised by the military junta. They have done this work tirelessly and have now created an education fund in my son, Jeremy's name to provide educational opportunities for Burmese people who can get this wonderful scholarship. I have worked with other charity organizations and this particular organization operates with integrity and with a minimum of our donated dollars going to operations and a maximum going to the people in Burma.

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Amanda J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my first year participating in the Run For Burma campaign associated with the Marine Corps Marathon. Speaking with prospective donors about their donation providing medical care for children in Burma has been an eye opener for me. I plan on running for and speaking of this charity frequently in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Burma Humanitarian Mission on a number of occasions. All of my experiences with them have been extremely positive and their board members are some of the most responsible and trustworthy people I know. BHM is genuinely invested in helping the communities they serve. One of the particularly impressive aspects of BHM is that they take into account the long-term impact of their actions as much as the short-term effects. This is why I believe BHM will make a lasting difference on the people of Burma.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for BHM in a number of different capacities. My children have also volunteered. The organization does a wonderful job of mentoring young people as well as giving them a socially aware prospective of the people in a totally different region of the world. Allowing my children to value the opportunities they have and reach out to those with fewer opportunities. I truly appreciate how BHM not only provides medical and monitory support but also train the individuals of the region to give medical assistance their families and children.

Surinder M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BHM has been a long term partner. They are a focused group of people dedicated to their work. We are proud to work with them.

Surinder Moore
Program Manager
Alternative Gifts International

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization comprised of highly motivated, intelligent and friendly people. I was able to easily communicate with the Run for Burma organizers and felt supported from the beginning.

Caroline20

Donor

Rating: 5

Part of the Run for Burma marathon team. Great organization, easy to work with and focused on important issues. Am so happy to be able to be a part of this great cause!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with Burma Humanitarian Mission for the past three years to get critical support to Girl Determined, a leadership project designed to assist girls ages 12-17 to avoid the pitfalls of trafficking, dangerous labor and other forms of violence, by facilitating girls’ recognition of their personal and group potential. The Board and staff of BHM have proven committed and responsible in their work. They are knowledgeable about the reality here in Burma and on its borders and have strong connections with incredible local leaders who get support and supplies where they are most needed. Thank you BHM! Keep up the great work.

Donor

Rating: 5

After working for several years in Bangladesh, it's wonderful to see an organization that puts its resources into its mission and work instead of towards inflated overhead. Feel comfortable that all support is directly helping get training and meds to the Burmese people that need it most.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Reading the history of who serves on the board was impressive. The fact that these people fly to unknown territory and bring medical supplies and needed water is a miracle!

To know about this mission gives me hope in humanity and soon I would like to be a volunteer.

Thank you Burma Mission,

God Bless,
Daniella

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve known and supported Burma Humanitarian Mission for the past 4 years. The people at Burma Mission are great! They are committed to helping the people of Burma and ensure the maximum amount of each donation gets the most medicine to those who need it. They are selfless and dedicated to what they do. Burma Mission is a great organization that really makes things happen.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been supporting BHM for several years and we are thrilled with our local representative, Mike Isherwood. We are impressed by his dedication to the cause and are confident that our donations make a difference in the lives of many unfortunate people.

Nicholas Panebianco
President
Marathon Charity Cooperation

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Part of the Run for Burma marathon team. Great organization, easy to work with and focused on important issues. Appears to be well-run based on all my interactions with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been working with community-based organizations on the Thailand-Burma border since 2005 and can appreciate the work the BHM is doing because it's quality over quantity. Small amounts of money and handfuls of dedicated people can make a big difference in this setting. This year is the second time I've signed up to run the Marine Corps Marathon with Run for Burma, and I am happy to support BHM's work through this cause.

Donor

Rating: 3

I think that the work that BHM is exceptional. They strech small resources to help and save lifes to very vulnerable population groups: children and women living in isolated places where help and healthcare is non existent

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hardworking group of individuals dedicated to their cause.

Tony P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our organization, Alternative Gifts International, features BHM in our catalog and online fundraising. We chose to partner with BHM because their mission is vital to the health of the refugees, and they operate an organized and efficient program. I recently inquired about a visit to their sites in Burma and learned how challenging their work is, both physically and politically. If you wish to raise awareness and funds for this great project you can launch a personalized virtual campaign to share with family friends by visiting our website www.alternativegifts.org.

Joshua12

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Burma Humanitarian Mission for a number of years now. All of the people involved are 100% dedicated to the mission and truly believe in what they are doing.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved because of my wife and I think they support a very important cause with very few resources. I know that when I donate the money is actually helping the people intended and it's exciting to see them expand into doing more in the area of education after being focused on medicine for so long. I highly recommend them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission is one of the more efficient, "lean and mean" organizations I have encountered. A very high percentage of their donations actually make it into the hands of the people they help in he form of medicine and supplies to combat a whole host of primarily health care issues, the main one being Malaria. The growth they have sustained in even the most difficult economic times is impressive, and the volunteers, board members, advisors and donors are the highest quality people in terms of selfless giving and compassionate service to others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a charity client of the Burma Humanitarian Mission, I can say that we have received help "beyond the call of duty" from Jen and the BHM group.

Our school offers a free university prep program to children of Burmese refugees and migrant workers, ambitious kids who would never get to college without help from a program like ours. Operating for 5 years in legal limbo on the Thai-Burma border, we recently decided to apply for NGO status, so that we could legally raise funds, hire staff, and hold public events without fear of arrest or closure.

Our biggest challenge was how to raise money for the necessary lawyer fees and government approvals. By luck, we were introduced to the people at BHM. After checking out our operation, they not only set up a non-profit account for us, but, given our dire financial condition, decided to forego even their small administrative fee for the service. Once we began raising money in the US, BHM became one of our first donors by providing scholarships for 2 of our most deserving students. With the credibility and support that BHM gave us, we have now reached our funding requirement, and expect to be legal in Thailand by the end of this year. BHM not only gave us a mechanism for fund raising, but also the confidence to push ahead and reach our goal. Many, many thanks!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is the little organization that could! I have never seen people so caring and engaged. BHM raises awareness and funds to help internally displaced ethnic minorities in Burma. BHMers pay their own way to the Thai-Burma border so their overhead is virtually nothing; funds raised go straight into buying needed meds and supporting backpack health workers. This dedication is rare and priceless...and the exact opposite of so many bloated humanitarian organizations. Also unlike many humanitarian organizations that subtly use racist stereotypes to get your donations, BHM uses a respectful solidarity model. They see people first, not a situation that needs them to swoop in and be heroic. By going to the border directly, BHM maintains accountability, making sure the meds get to the backpack health works ok, and not making extra demands on the little clinic that could. They have long standing ties and come through with what they promise.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BHM is an excellent organization! I've been involved in various ways over the past 6 years. BHM does an amazing job of training back pack medics to work in conflict zones. Their commitment to the ethnic peoples of Burma is incredible. In addition to working with community based health care in Burma they also help provide education scholarships to young girls and the children of the backpack medics. The healthcare and education BHM makes possible truly changes lives. BHM is well respected by community based organizations in Burma.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Bhanyar Janumonya, the president of Myanmar Indigenous Community of Utah (MICU). MICU is a non-profit organization that combining seven Myanmar ethnic groups include Arakan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon and Shan. The MICU’s mission statement is to creating a forum by pooling resources from members and the community at large with the view to helping build and develops the organizational capacity of each of the seven ethnic-based communities through networking, educating and training, advocacy, mentoring, collaborating and partnerships. Since 2009 when the organization was founded, all board members are working so hard in order to help organization growth. However, without experience, knowledge and supports in this country, the organization is not growing as expected. Board members are struggling in finding resources especially with financial assistance.

A couple months ago, Jennifer Zurick, director of Burmese Humanitarian Mission, introduced herself to me and offered helps. With her capability, she quickly set up a 5K-Run-for Refugee Event to raise money for MICU during refugee month. She invited many special people from other agencies to get involve with this event, especially with this person that I can’t forget to mention him Mike, Chair of Board, Burmese Humanitarian Mission. Together we raised more $5000.00 that all goes into MICU account to spend on culture events and youth scholarship.

So, I am not surprise at all why people are saying that the Burmese Humanitarian Mission is a great non-profit organization because they have amazing people like Mike and Jen. They are amazing leaders!!!