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Nyein is a woman from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund a tumor removal.

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December 14, 2016

Nyein is a 28-year-old woman originally from Burma. When she was a child, her mother opened a mohinga, a Burmese noodle shop. Nyein quit school after sixth grade to help her mother in the shop.

When she was 18 years old, Nyein moved to Bangkok to support her mother financially. She currently works as a babysitter and housekeeper in Bangkok, living with her employer’s family. She looks after the young children, prepares food, cleans the house, and does laundry. Nyein sends most of her income home to her mother, who she visits once a year. Three years ago, she paid for her mother to undergo two cataract surgeries to restore her vision.

In September of 2016, Nyein began to experience stomachaches. She took painkillers, but the pain continued. Finally, she visited a public hospital in Bangkok, where she underwent an X-ray and was diagnosed with stomach flu. Despite taking oral medication, her symptoms were alleviated only temporarily.

Nyein decided to return to Burma to see her mother. There, she learned about our medical partner’s clinic, Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). When Nyein visited MTC, she was diagnosed with a benign colon tumor. She underwent a tumor removal procedure on December 19.

During her free time, Nyein loves watching Thai movies and listening to Thai music on her mobile phone. She hopes that she will be fully cured so that she can return to work and continue to support her mother. For now, she needs help to pay for this $1,500 surgery.

Nyein is a 28-year-old woman originally from Burma. When she was a child, her mother opened a mohinga, a Burmese noodle shop. Nyein quit scho...

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Nyein's Timeline

  • December 14, 2016

    Nyein was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Border Projects, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 19, 2016

    Nyein was scheduled to receive treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital.

  • January 05, 2017

    Nyein's profile was published to start raising funds.


    Nyein is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD

    Awaiting Nyein's treatment update from Burma Border Projects.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,092 for Nyein's treatment
Subsidies fund $592 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
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