Donate Now to Help Myanmar Families in Need

The Real Medicine team in Myanmar needs your help today to continue relief efforts for the farm recovery initiative there; just $11.25 will provide one family of five with enough rice to get them through critical harvest times.

To date, RMF’s Team Partner, IDE Myanmar, has provided a monsoon paddy package of rice seed, access to tillers, fertilizer, etc. to 58,383 families across the hardest hit areas of the delta. The team delivered 10,387 metric tons of rice seed directly to 1,197 villages before the planting deadline of 31 July. This was the largest small farm relief effort among all international NGOs, the UN system and the government.

Families had absolutely no idea how they were going to eat or what their future was going to be like until the seed arrived. In August, the Real Medicine team distributed 82,513 bags of fertilizer to the 58,000 families. September and October are the ‘lean food’ months as families wait for the rice harvest in November, so right now we are procuring and distributing critical food rice to 110,480 landless families (over 600,000 people) so they can make it to harvest time. Families in the delta are still in a very precarious condition.

"We could most definitely use additional funds," reports Jim Taylor, Real Medicine Partner, IDE Myanmar, "particularly for landless families in need of emergency food. It costs $11.25 to help one family (of five persons) with enough rice."

Donate Now to Help Myanmar Families in Need

Please click on the link above to donate to this initiative – just $11 will make a positive difference to one family – or call 1-800-450-7484 today.

Specify ‘Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Disaster Relief’ in the Note to Real Medicine.
Update provided by Jim Taylor, Real Medicine Partner ‘IDE’, Myanmar, September 23, 2008

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