Yan Paing is a twelve-year-old boy who lives with his parents in Shwe Pyi Thar, one of the largest slum areas in Yangon, Myanmar. is sadly crippled and unable to attend school, and is currently receiving support and help from the SANNI Foundation Myanmar. He was in a car accident in Thailand at 5 years old that left him paraplegic. Even though he is not able to attend school, he is learning through tutoring lessons. His legs, as a result of the accident, also have bed sores that appear from time to time, and they are being treated daily.

His father earns money by going around the neighborhood and selling locally made carpet. However, the business is not doing so well due to the inflation and economic crisis, and some days the father comes home with no sales at all. The family and our child program discussed ideas to work out for the family’s business so that they generate regular income, both parents do not have to leave the house to work, can take care of the child at home, and can earn money at the same time, which creates a win-win situation for both parents and the child.

With the help and support of the SANNI Foundation, the family started a small grocery shop in front of the house and started making decent sales. They got rice, various dried fish, potatoes, and various chili flakes at their grocery shop. Yan Paing is so excited as they start their new business, and he also gets to help with the shop, learn about the products they sell, and enjoy quality time with his parents at home. Thanks, SANNI Foundation!

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