Big Tiger Foundation created to help the poor
Mizzima, 02 Sep 2013
The Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) has announced that they have set up the Big Tiger Foundation with a start up amount of 100,000 Thai Baht (USD 3100), with an aim to provide medical care and basic supplies to poor patients.
Multiple offices of the Foundation were inaugurated in hospitals in Kawkareik Township, Karen State on August 31. The Foundation will provide medicines, mosquito nets, blankets, pillows and mats to poor patients, Major Tiger from KNU told Mizzima.
Speaking on behalf of the Foundation he said, “In Kawkareik, many patients who go to the hospitals cannot afford to buy basic supplies because they do not have money. So, we will provide it for them. We feel that we owe this to our citizens and we must help them. We must not ignore the poor.”
The Foundation has been started jointly by some KNU/KNLA soldiers including Major Tiger and civilians. Major Tiger said that the Big Tiger Foundation owned by civilians and it will not be controlled by KNU/KNLA.
Wai Wai, the personal assistant to Major Tiger, told Mizzima that the Foundation would also provide oxygen and medical equipments for poor patients in the future.