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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country of 55 million people located in Southeast Asia.

GHNI is working in two communities in Myanmar: one in Western Rakhine State and one in the Irrawaddy Delta region. In Western Rakhine the community is currently focusing on income generation and water access while in the Irrawaddy region, the village has identified the lack of clean drinking water as their primary obstacle to sustainable development.

VILLAGES/PROJECTS

villagers impacted each year

Myat Hlae, The Village Chief

“On behalf of the whole villagers, I am so thankful to GHNI for helping us along side to do good works in the village. We really feel good to have toilets in each household. This promotes the image of our community in this area. I let the villagers get partial support from GHNI first to build toilet, I waited for them. Now, I am glad I have a chance to build for my own.”

Khim Lo, Villager

“I am so glad GHNI helps us start this [agricultural rehabilitation] program. I choose to do elephant-yam plantation under this program. It will take me three years for the first harvest. It gives me hope for my family even though we have some struggles now. My plants are growing well. I took good care of them. I feel so pleasant to work again in my field after a few years. I believe this program would increase my family income by the time the harvest is due.”
Myat Hlae Village
Yone Taw 2 Village

Myat Hlae Village

GHNI has been working in Myat Hlae for several years. Initially, we observed a lack of latrines, water shortages and in general poor hygiene and sanitation. Through the TCD process the community identified additional priorities: road renovations, early childhood education and a lack of income opportunities.

Beyond these issues, the community has suffered through years of conflict in the area but so far, has weathered the storm and continues to make progress towards a better future.

The community has built more than 120 latrines, started and maintained an early childhood education center and paved the main road in the village. Current work continues to focus on building additional latrines and improving the economic situation in the village. Thirty-one households are participating in an agricultural rehabilitation program designed to generate sustainable income for their households.

 

Yone Taw 2 Village

Yone Taw 2 is located about three hours from Yangon, the main city in Myanmar. Primary issues observed by our team and reported by community members include a lack of clean drinking water, poor nutrition and minimal income generation opportunities. A primary challenge for this community is access to capital for small business development.

The village themselves identified lack of electricity and their undeveloped road as a major problem as well.

The village has already paved their road using local resources and successfully petitioned the government to have electricity installed (in progress). The TCD committee has identified the lack of clean drinking water as their next priority. Our team hopes to introduce low cost, locally appropriate filtration as a possible solution. To address other areas, our team plans to bring awareness training on diet & nutrition, the value of kitchen gardens, and micro-enterprise models that generate capital from within the village.

Myat Hlae Village
Yone Taw 2

Myat Hlae Village

GHNI has been working in Myat Hlae for several years. Initially, we observed a lack of latrines, water shortages and in general poor hygiene and sanitation. Through the TCD process the community identified additional priorities: road renovations, early childhood education and a lack of income opportunities.

Beyond these issues, the community has suffered through years of conflict in the area but so far, has weathered the storm and continues to make progress towards a better future.

The community has built more than 120 latrines, started and maintained an early childhood education center and paved the main road in the village. Current work continues to focus on building additional latrines and improving the economic situation in the village. Thirty-one households are participating in an agricultural rehabilitation program designed to generate sustainable income for their households.

 

Yone Taw 2 Village

Yone Taw 2 is located about three hours from Yangon, the main city in Myanmar. Primary issues observed by our team and reported by community members include a lack of clean drinking water, poor nutrition and minimal income generation opportunities. A primary challenge for this community is access to capital for small business development.

The village themselves identified lack of electricity and their undeveloped road as a major problem as well.

The village has already paved their road using local resources and successfully petitioned the government to have electricity installed (in progress). The TCD committee has identified the lack of clean drinking water as their next priority. Our team hopes to introduce low cost, locally appropriate filtration as a possible solution. To address other areas, our team plans to bring awareness training on diet & nutrition, the value of kitchen gardens, and micro-enterprise models that generate capital from within the village.

Sustainable Development Projects

Check out some of our TCD projects in Myanmar!

Western Rakhine Food Relief

During the regional conflict in Western Rakhine, GHNI provided thousands of kilograms of food relief over a period of two years to sustain several communities after their harvest was destroyed in 2019 and their fields unusable for two years. In early 2022, once the situation stabilized and these communities were able to harvest rice from their fields again, the relief program ended.

Myat Hlae Sanitation Program

When GHNI staff entered the village of Myat Hlae, there were 12 latrines for 200+ households. Our team engaged in six months of wellness and hygiene training, culminating with the local community leaders asking us to help them build latrines to improve the sanitation in the community. Currently, 92 latrines have been built with a 50% subsidy from GHNI, while an additional 28 latrines have been constructed outside of the program!

Early Childhood Education Promotion

The village TCD committee in Myat Hlae organized several events to promote the importance of early childhood education. A center in the village (not a GHNI project) saw enrollment increase following these events, as parents had gained a greater understanding of the importance of education starting early.

Agricultural Rehabilitation Program

The village TCD committee in Myat Hlae has developed a rehabilitation program that 31 families have joined. Each family is growing one of seven agricultural products, using a 50% subsidy from GHNI and 50% of their own funds. Upon their initial harvest, these families will return the original 50% to the committee plus a small amount of interest so the committee can help another family start a small agricultural business.

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