Palaw Community, Myanmar

High migration in this coastal community is responsible for a high prevalence of HIV and treatment is difficult due to a lack of healthcare services. We have been partnering with them since 2009.


  • Population139,983
  • Villages13
  • Temp28°C
We’re working to improve knowledge about HIV and how it spreads particularly to teens who are the most likely to migrate for work or engage in unprotected sex.  Our current work is also supporting parents to increase their income through new farming techniques and small business so they can provide for their children. 

We have already achieved great things in the Palaw community by building and supporting early childcare centres and improving the available healthcare for pregnant mums and newborn babies. 

We’re working with the people of Palaw to build a community where children thrive.

We’re working with the people of Palaw to build a community where children thrive. </br></br>
We’ve been partnering with Palaw for nine years now and are starting to tackle the harder problems such as changing mindsets about the right to education for girls or early marriage. We’re focusing on building skills, hope and opportunity for Palaw community. 

After these projects are complete we ensure all our work is sustainable, and that the community is set up to identify and respond to needs as they arise. We plan for our partnership to continue until 2023 when we will have delivered a multitude of skills and knowledge for the community to continue their own development.
child protection committees are identifying the most vulnerable children and taking action to protect them.
volunteers know how to care for provide pre and post-natal care.
early childcare centres have been built.

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child sponsored, 4 more children benefit too.
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