Myanmar

About Habitat Myanmar

Habitat for Humanity’s involvement in Myanmar arose after the devastating Cyclone Nargis struck on May 2, 2008. Together with its partner World Concern, Habitat for Humanity built and repaired more than 1,700 core houses in the worst-hit Ayeyarwady delta as part of World Concern’s integrated multisector disaster recovery program. In January 2014, Habitat for Humanity began projects in water and sanitation with disaster risk reduction with World Concern.

Global Village Trip

Traditionally, our tithe and international volunteer trips has been to support Habitat affiliates in Central America. When we were looking to expand our tithe, we identified Myanmar since more than 25% of our homeowners are refugees of this area. 

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County led it’s first Global Village trip to Myanmar in January 2020, working in Bago, Myanmar in the south part of the country, about three hours by car from Yangon City. 

Global Village trips offer volunteers the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a foreign country, learning about the culture on a local level while working with the community to help build safe, affordable housing! This trip to Myanmar will focus on building new homes and improving access to clean water and improved sanitation. No bamboo weaving experience is necessary!

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