MYANMAR (2017)

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) US$70-million Shae Thot – or The Way Forward – project, led by Pact reduced maternal and child mortality, improved food security, increased access to safe water and advanced hygiene, and strengthened community institutions in Myanmar’s central Dry Zone and Kayah State.  The following content highlights these efforts. 

Client: Pact (USAID funded)


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Myanmar: Rural communities lead their own development

Across Myanmar’s central, rural dry zone, communities have markedly improved their lives with the support of Pact and its partners, in areas including health, food security, livelihoods, access to credit and renewable energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Harvesting rice in Myanmar's central dry zone.

Harvesting rice in Myanmar's central dry zone.

Taking a break from rice harvesting in Myanmar's dry zone.

Taking a break from rice harvesting in Myanmar's dry zone.

School children in Myanmar's dry zone.

School children in Myanmar's dry zone.

Disembarking a boat on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.

Disembarking a boat on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.

Young woman takes care of her much younger family member in Myanmar's dry zone.

Young woman takes care of her much younger family member in Myanmar's dry zone.

Members of Pact's micro-banking program WORTH balance their accounts in Myanmar's dry zone.

Members of Pact's micro-banking program WORTH balance their accounts in Myanmar's dry zone.

A farmer in Myanmar's dry zone. 

A farmer in Myanmar's dry zone.