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Review for Burma Humanitarian Mission, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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!!!

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer