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Burma Humanitarian Mission

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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

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are a small, heart-felt organization doing great work in an often forgotten about part of the world. I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude to be working with such exceptional, caring and talented people who inspire me every day! The best part is that I feel that our model transcends conventional humanitarian work because of the partnerships formed that are responsive and empowering to community-based organizations in Burma.

This year we are especially grateful for the steadfast support of Alternative Gifts International and Transparent Fish Fund, and honored to be a recipient for a Dining for Women grant.

We do face a lot of challenges - most of all, at a time when things are so challenging for so many Americans, how do we continue to inspire people to care for those who are on the other side of the world? I wish I could take everyone into a village to meet the incredibly kind and generously-hearted people of Burma. They've been fighting for self-determination for so many years. Thank you to everyone who supports them!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Every year I am proud to update this review by staying that we have done more to help the people of Burma than in previous years. Thank you for continuing to support our work. We are honored to carry it out on your behalf.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

BHM is a heart-felt and committed organization! They focus on providing medicine to the most under-served populations in Burma -- women and children surviving in conflict zones!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Burma Humanitarian Mission is committed to the ethnic minorities in Burma. While other iNGOs have shifted their focus inside Burma's urban centers and leaving the conflict zones, BHM remains committed to these areas and people. They continue their support to sustain 14 teams in 2016 -- providing care to more than 32,000 people

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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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a tremendous privilege to serve on the Burma Humanitarian Mission Board of Directors. I have known of BHM since 2010. Impressed with their focus on supporting the people of Burma since 1999 and maintaining an ethical, transparent and dedicated organization, I asked if our fundraising efforts for Minmahaw School on the Thai-Burma border could work under the BHM umbrella. They welcomed us and support our vision for the school while helping us expand how and what we do. I was deeply honored to be asked to join the board and feel fortunate to work with a group of people who make every dollar count. They respond with compassion and real action to various health, education and human rights needs of the people of Burma, while taking the time to educate others who are interested in their (our) mission. A truly vigorous organization!

Mehmet M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this group since its founding and have participated in the field as a volunteer, on the Board of Directors, and as a funder. I have seen it grew and helped in modest ways to ensure that the people BHM serves continues to receive support from groups like BHM. It has been an incredibly enlightening experience, one tht has brought me great joy and, at the same time, sadness and concern for the people there, I recommend this group based on many factors, including the absolute impact it has on a very modest budget.

Board Member

Rating: 5

After having traveled to Burma in 1999, I was forever touched by the people struggling with their oppressive government, and since then I've been looking for a way to help. Burma Humanitarian Mission is grassroots, tiny, and therefore incredibly effective in helping Burma's beleaguered ethnic minorities with basic health needs.