Minglaba is a greeting in Burmese meaning prosperity, blessing or anything auspicious, joyous and festive.
Stella cycles 1000 miles this summer in 5 segments throughout the Pacific Northwest, connecting Burmese Refugee Communities. In October, she travels to Burma for another 1000 miles. Each journey benefits an organization that supports Burmese refugees and immigrants - Northwest Communities of Burma and Mae Tao Clinic.
Track her progress here and get blog updates by subscribing at this site. Get involved with a ride-along, or attend a summer picnic. Support Stella as she returns to her birthplace after 50 years! Volunteer or donate to the cause.
Northwest Summer Ride – COMPLETED AUGUST 10, 2013!
1000 cycle miles will connect Burmese communities of the Puget Sound to those in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver BC, and Portland, Oregon. Proceeds will benefit the Northwest Communities of Burma (NWCB), an organization that aims to build community and remove barriers for Burma refugees and immigrants in the Pacific Northwest.