Burma Lifeline

  A Colorado non-profit charity


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Welcome to Burma Lifeline
Colorado Charity #20023003563


The third Sao Thusandi Leadership Award was given to another outstanding and deserving refugee from Shan State, the first woman to receive the award, on December 19, 2010, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

This award honors young people from Shan State who are committed to taking a leadership role in establishing a democratic, peaceful and thriving Shan State. online trading The recipient must have a desire to live in Shan State when that becomes possible.

This third award was presented by a representative of Burma Lifeline at a festive ceremony in Chiang Mai. The Sao Thusandi Leadership Award, worth US$3,000.- will be given annually to a successful applicant.

Read more about the award and the 2010 recipient in this Mizzima News article
by Jai Wan Mai, a Shan journalist.

Inge Sargent


Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region of Burma on May 2, 2008, killing at least as many people as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and destroying the homes and livelihoods of millions. When the international community was prevented by Burma's military from helping the victims of the cyclone, Burma Lifeline found ways to help. American donors responded so generously to an appeal by our president that Burma Lifeline was able to send $100,000 to aid the survivors; $87,000 poured in from kind donors and BL contributed $13,000 from unrestricted funds. pfizer stock We can not reveal how our aid was delivered, but it reached the survivors in Burma's delta region. Let's just say that being a small charity was of great advantage.

Inge Sargent


Inge Sargent

Burma Lifeline was founded by Inge and Tad Sargent.

Our mission is to raise awareness of issues related to Burma and to raise
funds to help refugees from Burma survive in neighboring countries.


bitcoin trading singapore Contributions to Burma Lifeline are used to fund programs
that directly aid refugees living along the border areas.
Please contribute today



Inge Sargent lived in Burma in the 1950's and wrote
Twilight Over Burma , a book about her life there.

A documentary film about Inge's life, titled
The Last Mahadevi
has also recently been released.


Inge Sargent 1957

Burma Lifeline is a Colorado non-profit, exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.

For more info or any questions please contact or email us at. info@burmalifeline.org.