This is the Sr. Martha HIV/AIDS Care Center in Kawthaung.
Sr. Martha HIV/AIDS Care Center in Kawthaung
The number of refugees seeking their fortunes beyond the borders of Thailand is steadily increasing and many of them fail. Children are left behind without parents and are completely helpless. Sr. Martha has been planning a new mission in Kawthaung located in the extreme south of Myanmar since 2007. In 2010, she bought a small piece of land from her salary. Sr. Martha's new centre in Kawthoung has slowly begun to take shape since 2014. The old house has been renovated for a Sister from Sr. Martha's Convent to open at least the office. Here, the first patients receive medical care. Unaccompanied children are taken into care and if there are no relatives to be found, they can be accommodated in the centre in Khaykkhami.
Owing to many donations, Sr. Martha has been able to buy a large piece of land in 2015. The construction work staredt in 2016: Meanwhile, fences have been built around the plot. Sr. Martha and her helpers have already planted the first mango and jackfruit trees and tamarinds. And Sr. Martha gradually starts construction planning even if the authorities all the time impose new regulations causing further delays. As in Khaykkhami, however, Sr. Martha will attain her objective with indefatigable persistence in Kawthaung as well.
On January 24th, 2018 the new Sr. Martha Care Center in Kawthaung opened with a solemny opening ceremony. HIV infected children will find a new and sheltered home including medical treatment, but also adults who came from desperate situations will get medical support. The Care Center is only the beginning. A little hospital shall follow and more houses for accomodation of orphans and sick people will be built. It began in 2010 when Sr. Martha could buy the land and now we face the success of Sr. Marthas unremittingly work. We thank you also in Sr. Martha's name for your donations. Together we managed the beginning of this huge project and it will grow during the next years.
One of the longterm supporters of Sr. Martha and her Care Centers in Khaykkhami and Kawthaung is the famous book author Jan Philipp Sendker who was celebrating together with Sr. Martha during the opening ceremony of the new Kawthaung Care Center.
We are collecting donations for the new centre and would like to express our gratitude to all donors.