Badana Aid (meaning "essential" in Burmese) is a grassroots organization in Myanmar creating brilliantly sustainable solutions to support fundamental needs like education and health for their local community.
GIVING HOPE WITH SOAP
Over 7 million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented with simple hand washing. Often these children live in communities who need soap, yet have no access. In 2015, Thuya and Htar Htar of Badana Aid started “Soap for Hope” in their community - a solution in which local hotels donate unfinished soap bars are recycled using an innovated cold-press method, which takes less than ten minutes to complete and requires no running water or electricity. This creates an income and employment opportunities for the local community, especially women in rural areas, and provides life saving hygiene to children and families in villages, schools and orphanages where the soap is distributed.
Badana Aid is currently working to build a school from recycled materials! By collecting used plastic bottles, and tightly packing them with plastic waste they create a very efficient brick which entire Eco-friendly buildings can be constructed from.
This innovative process is helping the environment and creating a safe place for children to receive a high quality education.
Big Picture Project has seen first hand the impact that Badana Aid is making in Myanmar. We have equiped the organization with a camera and photography instruction from our project curriculum to help them share their mission and progress on social media channels. We will be working with Badana Aid to create an online presence that showcases their work and broadens their reach.
100% of all donations made from the months of August - December 2019 will go to help Badana Aid build the bottle school in Yangon, as well as 10% of purchases from our global marketplace.