“I broke down in tears when my husband told me that my baby was born with a deformity. When I saw that his feet were curled inwards, I worried about his future,” 30-year-old Daw Moe Moe Aye told The Myanmar Times.
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is one of Myanmar’s largest donors and has pledged to provide the country with more than US$73 million dollars every year until 2015.
Representatives from the National League for Democracy (NLD) and the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) agree that the NGO sector needs to flourish for Myanmar to progress along the path to democratisation and development.
“Some of my show-business friends were initially shocked to learn that I carried coffins at funerals: a task often shunned by the right-thinking and conservative,” said the chairperson of the Free Funeral Service Society (FFSS)(Yangon), U Kyaw Thu.