A laughing child is good for the soul

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Dear friends of the SANNI Foundation

In 2023, I was able to visit both of the SANNI Foundation’s priority countries, India and Myanmar, for the first time in a long time. The deep gratitude for our support that I was able to experience in both countries fills me with great joy. The laughter of a child who has enough to eat and can go to school is the most beautiful thing you can experience. Thanks to your donation, countless children have already found their laughter again. I would be delighted if you would support our activities again this year. Find out in our newsletter where we will be focussing our efforts in 2024.

Yours sincerely,
Susanne Schroff

India – Empowering Women

Women should be able to take control of their own lives. To this end, we train them to become micro-entrepreneurs. They learn how to cultivate mushrooms, grow organic vegetables and set up a small poultry farm. This enables them to feed their families and also generate additional income on the market.

India – Reconstructive Surgery for Leprosy Sufferers

We want to give poor people affected by leprosy a new lease of life with free reconstructive operations. In 2024, we want to finance an operation for at least 50 people.

India – Slum Project in Delhi

Our project, which was launched in the slum of Saket at the end of 2022, initially involves 150 children. They can go to school for the first time in their lives and receive warm meals. It was impressive to see what a daily structure, lessons and regular meals can achieve over the course of a year. The children are more balanced, laugh more often and develop a sense of community. For the first time in their lives, they don’t have to fight for survival, but can simply be children. We also launched a project for women to learn how to make soap and detergent. In addition, we sensitise families to the importance of a clean, hygienic environment.

Myanmar – Health First

Many charitable organisations have stopped their work, which makes the work of Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) all the more important. Dr. Nini Tun and Dr. Frank Smithuis and their team continue to ensure that poor people in remote areas receive basic medical care. Together with the Schnyder Foundation, the SANNI Foundation continues to cover the annual operating costs of the Lotus Clinic in Yangon, funds the Motherhouse for children without parents and ensures that the children and their families receive food parcels when needed.

Myanmar – Child Sponsorships Are Being Expanded

We currently have more than 550 children in our programme. Our partners in Myanmar carefully clarify through their social workers which families need help most urgently. They decide which new children should be included in the sponsorship programme. The SANNI Foundation accepts every proposed child unconditionally, even if there is no explicit sponsor.

Become a part of the SANNI Foundation and give children a better future

Would you also like to contribute to giving one or more children a better future? For less than 1 CHF or 1 EUR per day (360 CHF or 360 EUR per year) you can sponsor a child in Myanmar and join our mission. A sponsorship provides a child living in poverty with support in the areas of nutrition, education, household and hygiene, as well as special lessons and vocational training when they are older. You can find more information at: https://www.sanni-foundation.ch/projekte/patenschaften/

Don’t want to make a long-term commitment, but want to provide important help in the current emergency? Donations of any amount to our children’s fund, whose resources are used exclusively for the benefit of children in Myanmar, are always welcome. Find out more at: https://sanni-foundation.com/project-posts/kinderfonds-myanmar/

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