Phayaphyu Disable and Orphanage Home
In May 2012 Jeanette Kühn (House of Hope) paid a visit to an orphanage in Taunggyi (DMS Daw Mya Shwe Orphanage) situated in the Shan mountains. She was accompanied by House of Hope member Bernard Müller. The latter had already been active there for some time. He showed her the projects which he had initiated so far and which were funded by the donations.
Among all the children, it was a girl named May Pu who attracted our special attention. She seemed to live there as the only physically and mentally handicapped child. Obviously, she lacked the necessary care as she was unable either to dress herself or to eat alone. She gave us the impression of being very confused and bedraggled.
May Pu needs more intensive care and we thank you for your donation.
May Pu's story is short: May Pu was found in a plastic bag at the roadside when she was a small child. She was almost lifeless. At the DMS Orphanage, they did their best to coddle her up. Owing to her disability, however, she remained isolated. She is mentally disabled and shows severe spastic cramps in her hands and her face. However, she responds when people talk to her and laugh with her.
Bernhard Müller and Jeanette Kühn set out to find a more suitable home for May Pu. In August 2012, the big moment had come: May Pu could move to the Phayaphyu Disable and Orphanage Home (PPH) situated on the very outskirts of Taunggyi. At the PPH, there were adolescents with similar disabilities and the sisters were taking care of its residents very selflessly.
Mee Nge, our House of Hope helper in Myanmar, accompanied May Pu during her move to the PPH. Four weeks later, she visited her at her new home. On the pictures, you can see even after this short period that May Pu is in the very best hands. Eventually, she has found friends with whom she can communicate in her way, for May Pu also suffers from speech impediments and communicates with sounds and gestures. But now she has found people who are able to understand her. And she receives help to wash and dress herself and when she eats.
House of Hope helper Mee Nge visits May Pu at least once a month, bringing snacks and sweets, for which May Pu has a special liking. Moreover, Mee Nge gives 50 euros per month to Sr. Natalina for May Pu to be provided with food and clothes.