This summer, we caught up with the women who provide health training to mothers and infants hiding from the Burmese military in the jungles of Myanmar. These brave women cross the border from Thailand to Myanmar risking their own lives walking a dangerous path where they may be captured, step on landmines, or encounter predatory wildlife. When we asked why they do this, their response was ” If we don’t do it, who will? Because the mothers are waiting for us.” Their visits provide not only knowledge and basic sanitary items to mothers, but also give them hope to keep on living until there is a better future.
She said: “Even though our life is difficult, it is heartening to receive the baby kit. It made me so happy.”