In Myanmar, deemed most generous in survey, poor give food to monks, and monks give it back

November 21, 2014 12:45 PM

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In Myanmar, deemed most generous in survey, poor give food to monks, and monks give it back

In this Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a resident waits in front of her wooden shack to offer food to Buddhist monks as they wind through the streets in Hlaing Tharyar, northwest of Yangon, Myanmar. In its latest World Giving Index, the U.K.-based Charities Aid Foundation said Myanmar shared the top spot with the United States. The foundation ranked countries based on the percentage of people who said they had donated money, volunteered or helped strangers in the month before they were surveyed. It attributed Myanmar’s giving to the charitable traditions of Theravada Buddhism. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 19, 2014 photo, devotees wait in front of their homes to offer food to Buddhist monks in Hlaing Tharyar, northwest of Yangon, Myanmar. In its latest World Giving Index, the U.K.-based Charities Aid Foundation said Myanmar shared the top spot with the United States. The foundation ranked...

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