Creating positive impact

To wrap up a challenging 2020, Yaku Latin Goods has contributed to girl nuns living in Shwe Sin Min Nunnery School in Myanmar, by purchasing much needed items for a cold winter.

Located in Pyin Oo Lwin in northern Myanmar, this nunnery provides shelter and basic education to 600 young and orphaned nuns aged 4 to 20, most of whom have no place to live or who are refugees due to war and natural disasters.

Back in 2014, Gabi and Santi volunteered there for a week. It was an eye-opening experience that helped them not only to understand the basic priorities these girls have, but also to develop a sustainable business model that allows them to create an ongoing social impact ever since.

Yaku Latin Goods is a social enterprise that reinvests part of its profits to contribute to social projects. On this occasion, Yaku has donated 255 pairs of socks and gloves to provide a little comfort and warmth during this cold winter. In the past, Yaku has also donated sandals, medicine and isolating mats for a better sleep.

In order to make the most out of each donation, Gabi and Santi maintain a close communication with the nunnery’s community leader Patrick Min Nyunt. Patrick, a compassionate human being, plays a key role in identifying the most urgent needs the girls have, and is in charge of purchasing and delivering the items.

Gabi and Santi look forward to continue maximizing this social impact, and take this opportunity to thank the whole Yaku community for being part of this amazing support.

 

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