Buddhist Blessings to Khiri Travel Myanmar

October 13, 2014 by | Filed Under: Festivals, Our People, Sustainability

Here is a short blog by our Assistant Sales & Reservations Manager at Khiri Travel Myanmar. Zaw Min Oo (Jack) reports on the recent donation trip initiated by Khiri Travel Myanmar’s staff plus family and friends.

Donation in Myanmar

October 8th is the full moon day of the Burmese Thadingyut Festival and marks the end of Buddhist lent. We take it as a very holy and important day to do good deeds in addition to keeping the five precepts of Buddhism.

In celebration of this special day, Khiri Travel Myanmar family and friends went to make a donation to Mayan Chaung Village in Hle Gu Township, Bago. It takes about 2.5 hours by car to reach this remote and isolated place. One of our company’s car suppliers, Forward, made this effort easy. They happily asked us to “let us participate in the Khiri Travel donation by providing car service free of charge.” With their help and kindness we were able to donate all of our collected cash to the needy people. Therefore all our collected cash reached the needy people.

At Mayan Chaung Village there are about 140 to 155 people who suffer from leprosy and other physical disabilities. We were able to collect the big amount of 450 USD this time to be used as follows: 100 USD for patients’ general use (health care, clothes and daily expenditures) and 120 USD for one full day of meals on the 13th of October. With the rest of the cash we bought rice, medicines, cooking oil, coffee, cereal powders, cakes, bandages, water buckets and cups.

Group of volunteers on donation trip in Myanmar

All of our family and friends from outside the company are very happy and feel touched to be a part of this donation and interact with the patients. They requested me to please let them know about upcoming donation plans.

When we were unloading all the donated goods to the patients, they were chanting to us about sharing love and kindness, “May todays donor’s be always happy in life, and live a long and prosperous life,” and “Thanks for supporting us.”

Khiri Myanmar will keep doing this for our people. For our next donation (the 6th), we plan to go to the meditation center named Natural Dhamma Centre in Syriam, Thanlyn City, about 45 minutes from Yangon by car. This place helps thousands of homeless elderly people where a venerable monk gives them food, shelter and tries to provide for their basic needs.

Thanks for your kind interest in Khiri Myanmar’s family donation program.

Jack (Zaw Min Oo)
Assistant Sales & Reservations Manager Special Requests
Khiri Travel Myanmar

Khiri Travel team on donation trip in Myanmar

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