Brief History of LCH
Love Children's Home (LCH) began its ministry in 1995 with one couple and 20 children under a tiny bamboo hut in Yangon, Myanmar. Although food and resources were scarce, the orphanage was birthed in unwavering love. Thus came the name: LOVE Children's Home.
For years, LCH struggled to provide for the growing orphanage. The children survived off of scraps at the local street markets and poor quality rice. At one point, the leaders of the orphanage sold their wedding bands to buy food for the children.
Today, the LCH ministry operates a network of 12 orphanages across the nation of Myanmar (11 homes in Yangon and Beulah Children's Home in Kalaymyo) that collectively care for 500+ children. Orphans are accepted from all different regions and backgrounds. Since the very beginning, the vision for the children remains the same: that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
WHERE WE SERVE
Continent: Asia (Southeast Asia)
Country: Republic of the Union of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)
Regions: Yangon and Kalaymyo
Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar borders 5 countries and 2 bodies of water: China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, the Andaman Sea, and the Bay of Bengal.
Yangon (ရန်ကုန်), located in the lower part of Myanmar, is the country's largest city with with a population of 5.1 million (2014). It is the most important commercial centre of Myanmar and holds the famous golden Shwedagon Paya, the largest Buddhist pagoda in the world.