I have been to Loi Kaw Wan in January 2009 for the very first time. It is a little refugee-settlement, where many ethnic people from inside Shan State live, who have fled the civil-war or the
ethnic cleansing by the Burmese Army. Unlike the Karen, Pa O or Karenni nationals from Burma, the Shan are not able to seek refuge in Thailand, and settled in villages like Loi Kaw Wan.
Loi Kaw Wan is located near the border to Thailand, where about 2,000 refugees live. The village has a little school, clinic, kindergarten, a Buddhist monastery and churches for the mostly Christian Akha or Lahu ethnic people.
I can go to these places very easily and so I can bring the donated money directly into the sometimes hardly accessable places. Only a few help-organisations go to Loi Kaw Wan, who have done an incredible job already to increase the life-standard of the refugees. But this is not enough, as more people coming daily.
With this donation you are supporting the little clinic of Loi Kaw Wan, which is named Ban Mai Shorn Naine Clinic. Medical treatment is expensive and in most cases non-existent in these rural
areas of Burma. People have to travel very far to see a doctor. Also the high malaria infections, the danger of Burmese landmines and also the war is having a deep impact on the health of the
people in Shan State of Burma. In general the health-care system is very bad, especially in the jungle and rural areas of Burma. The Burmese government spends most of his income in it’s
With your donation, equipment and medicine can be bought, prothesises for landmine-victims can be paid, the refugees can be tested for malaria and treated, the villagers of Loi Kaw Wan can receive a basic health-care and there is also the possibility to deliver babies in this clinic.
If you like to donate money for the clinic in Loi Kaw Wan, please write Loi Kaw Wan - Clinic in your bank transfer.