The military coup in Myanmar of February 2021
On February 1, 2021, the day the new, legitimately elected government was due to take office, the Myanmar military seized power. As a result, a large number of Myanmar demonstrated peacefully against the coup. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), at least 929 people have been killed and 5,323 people imprisoned in these demonstrations so far. (As of July 7, 2021) The Myanmar people exposed to systematic attacks, night raids and brutal police violence. Nonetheless, most Myanmar are desperate to return to democracy. To make matters worse, Myanmar is now suffering from a serious Covid outbreak, and the military recently targeted attacks on doctors, nurses and clinics.
We from All for Myanmar
We are five young people who love Myanmar: Valerie and Benny from the USA, Ceylin from Turkey and Ollie from Germany. Before the coup, Valerie, Ceylin and Ollie worked as unpaid teachers in the Buddhist Phaung Daw Oo monastery school in Mandalay. Benny has never been to Myanmar, but he supports Myanmar in America, in the AAPI. (ie the community of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders)
The fifth of us is a Myanmar whose name we will not publish for reasons given. He is our contact person there and distributes the donated money to people in need. To do this, he uses "Wave Money", a mobile phone app. Unfortunately, this takes up to 1.5% fees, but allows him to distribute the money relatively safely and easily to the recipients. We will send his brief reports to you, dear donors, within a month or two so that you know what your money has been used for.
One hundred percent of your donations go to Myanmar; neither we nor Colors of Life or Better Place take any fees. (The above-mentioned mobile phone app in Myanmar itself is an exception.) The money always goes to poor and needy people. For example, we paid half the medical costs of a leg amputation for a child who was seriously injured in a car accident. Other examples are: supporting prisoners with essentials, supporting families in which the breadwinner of the families is no longer there, and many more.