Sustainable Rural Economic Development Project
Project Cost: $3,9000,000
Project Length: 2016 – 2018
One in three children in Myanmar experience stunted growth due to malnutrition. Compared to New Zealand more than 10 times the number of children under five die every year. The story behind these statistics is the great difficulty families have in providing adequate nutrition or earning an income that can support their growth, health and education. The Sustainable Rural Economic (SURE) Development Project will work in 12 villages in Myanmar’s Chin State to ensure families have the skills and resources they need to produce more nutritious and profitable crops, while at the same time taking better care of their environment.
This project will impact thousands of families by increasing their harvest through more productive and sustainable farming techniques, providing access to more profitable local and international markets and see innovative irrigation systems installed to allow a more diverse range of crops to be grown.
How can you support families in Myanmar?
This project is a part of the NZ Government match scheme in which ADRA contribute 25% for projects in the Asia. To help ADRA with this contribution please click on the donate button above.