Nutrition Project Helps Home Gardening in Myanmar

CWS Myanmar | March 20, 2017

Ma Nge's daughter. Photo: CWS

Ma Nge’s daughter. Photo: CWS

Ma Nge is 34-year-old woman who lives in Bar Ma Nee village in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region. She is married and with her husband, Mg Nge , who is 40 years old, has two children: Hnin Wai Phyo is 9 and is in Grade 3 at the village school; Phyo Wai Yan is 3 and stays with his parents at home. Mg Nge is carpenter and also a daily wag worker on nearby farms where he earns 5,000 Kyat (just a few dollars) per day – and does not work every day. So, the family is quite poor. To help her family situation, Ma Nge has become a highly enthusiastic participant in a CWS organized nutrition project because she sees the longer term value of the home gardening that is a part of it: not only for her children’s nutritional health but for her family’s income when there are extra vegetables to sell. It is so rewarding to see this small family’s enthusiasm, and hope, for improving their lives – thanks to CWS team work with them and others in their community!

Ma Nge and her two children. Photo: CWS

Ma Nge and her two children. Photo: CWS

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