MMC Supporting Other Organizations in Thailand
Many Canadians will never have to experience living in a war-torn country or the terror associated with having to uproot your life, cross the border into another country and have no rights or legal status. This has happened to many of the Burmese refugees seeking solace in Thailand. Many have to take jobs wherever they can find them. These people are desperate to support themselves and their families. They are forced to take jobs that pay less than $1 a day, and when they don’t get paid for their work, they have no recourse. They have no one to go to for help.
MMC is Helping to Shatter Barriers for Women in Nepal
People often forget there are people out there that have far less than most of us in Western countries. Women are hit especially hard, and Medical Mercy Canada is doing everything it can to ease their burdens. The women of Nepal have a far different life than many women in Canada. Women seldom speak in the presence of men.
Would YOU be Smiling?
Capturing a smile on any Chin person or family is RARE. Most all captured photo's or hanging portraits are void of emotion. We have never been able to determine whether this is due to an inherent shyness or they are just not used to having their picture taken.
The Babas of Ukraine
She came in alone, barely moving as she shuffled her feet slowly, coming into the examining room. Nobody had paid much attention to her for years and she had come to “know her place”, not to bother anyone and not to expect anything from anyone.
Empowering Vulnerable Women and Children
Imagine how vulnerable a women would feel after abuse, trafficking, severe poverty, unwanted pregnancies, poor health and forced labour,.. Now image these conditions in a country were women still can't vote and have very little influence in their society.... Now imagine being a refugee, fleeing from persecution from your homeland, to a place where it is technically illegal to work as a foreigner.. You are a displace person living in horrific conditions.
Kawpan Lan Orphanage
In 2013, a crisis that frequently occurs in Myanmar, happened to a family with 4 children in that area. The mother died. Soon after the father realized that he could not raise his children, he was too poor. If and when he went to work, they would be left alone and eventually would not survive.
Reflection in the Slums of Nairobi
His little ritual of running to a driver side mirror was his one and only daily glance of who he was. A fleeting look in the car door mirror is his only chance to see his face, to understand his features and how he was different and how his face was changing as he was getting older.
Meeting the Most Basic of Needs...
As waterborne diseases pose a serious threat to the rural inhabitants of Nepal, where many lives are taken by cholera, it is essential to provide easily accessible and safe water sources to these remote communities.
"My Story" - Single Women's Group in Nepal
Avoided by the society, finding hard to get into any sort of job. Living in super poverty and someday I’ll die in the same way.
Hsy Hurng was 7 years old when the Abbot from the town temple found him & his younger brother homeless on the streets of Arunatei. Hsy cared for his little brother the best he could, washing his clothes in the town lake, but they were always hungry.