Here in a remote village in Mon State, Myanmar, the good monk U Oketara Thara runs a boarding school for 340 kids. Needless to say, funding is a problem.
After several discussions with the monk and his village committee leaders they submitted a social enterprise proposal to purchase a truck. Their initial idea with this truck was to use it a transport vehicle to take visitors to and from the local shrine located high on a nearby mountaintop, and to also use it as a shuttle to take shoppers from the village to the nearest town. Their business plan looked good and we funded a truck for them in late 2018.
The truck is helping U Oketara Thara and the village committee with a significant portion of their operating expenses, but a gap remains. Should you be interested in supporting this wonderful monk and his school you may go here. Just mark your donation for the Thawka Myoun Monastery School and we’ll see that it gets to them in a timely manner.