Who we are

Friends of Burma, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. It is governed by an Executive Committee which guides donations to humanitarian, medical, and educational projects in Burma.

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- Healing the sick
- Sponsoring orphans
- Sponsoring students

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Stories on our blog

Stories and reports from our friends in Burma.

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Our mission statement

  • To receive, administer and distribute money on behalf of the people and Christians of Burma for charitable, religious, educational and economic development programs.
  • To initiate programs that would be helpful to the people and Christians of Burma.
  • To locate and supply items such as books, seeds, plans, etc. that are requested by the leaders of Burma or might be useful to them.
  • To strengthen existing institutions, schools, orphanages, libraries, and other organizations that are devoted to the good of the Burmese.
  • To encourage the Christians of Burma by visits.
  • To minister to Burmese theological students studying outside of Burma. To also aid students who are studying other subjects, such as music, computer science, and agriculture, outside the country of Burma.
  • To make Americans aware of the needs of the Burmese.
  • To solicit funds to meet the needs of the Burmese.

Friends of Burma is not political. All money collected goes to help the Burmese because one person underwrites the administrative costs, promotion, and overhead. This overhead is less than 1% of the money raised. ($1.00 for each $100.00)


A Girl with Thanakha

Phil, one of our Board members, wrote about the Orphan's Song.

Some children made parentless by war, storms and disease, sang for me. They sang so beautifully and with such sweetness that it is hard to put into words. Despite their difficult circumstances, their faces were so radiant, their voices so ardent and pure, that for a few brief minutes as they were singing, any sadness I had felt was overcome by an almost limitless joy. It is easy to see why Jesus said that we must become like little children, innocent and guileless. The song they sang was in Kayah, a language from a remote mountainous region. The words are so appropriate:

Dear mother, dear father, I am searching for you, Why have you gone away? I am so sad to live my life without you. Dear mother, dear father, I long for you. But now by the grace of God, the church and all its people have become my family. I sing praise to God for His love and goodness to me.

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The Orphan's Song

The Orphan's Song from Jim Tompkins on Vimeo.