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After the fire

Yesterday afternoon, a fire broke out in the worker's compound of a factory on the outskirts of Mae Sot. The houses were mostly empty, as the workers were in the factory working and the children were in schools or nurseries. We have not heard the official cause of the fire, although it is hypothesized that faulty wiring may have contributed. Some one thousand people have now lost their homes, including the families of thirteen children who attend Hsa Mu Htaw migrant school. In addition, a small school behind the worker's compound caught fire and burned down. Room to Grow has a pile of donated items in the office. I have been looking at the pile ...

Mushrooms in the Mae Sot Migrant Community

Room to Grow started this year’s mushroom project in June 2012 when the new school year started. We provided mushroom huts and spore bags to 13 boarding houses and orphanages in the Mae Sot migrant community. Each boarding house will receive three rounds of spore bags, in June, October and January. That’s a total of 40,500 spore bags, producing around 7000 kilos of mushrooms. One of R2G’s main aims is to provide nutritious meals for Burmese refugee and migrant children. With the economic crisis, donors can’t provide enough food funding for our children. Some donors are also interested in going to help inside Burma because of the reforms. Our ...