We work to alleviate suffering and combat injustice and poverty.

Together with local & international partners, we aim to lay the foundation for a life in dignity for all.

Drawing on a firm commitment to uphold the rights of the poor and oppressed, we focus on the people in poverty whose voices are ignored.

Strategic Objective I: Community Empowerment

To strengthen local leadership and improve governance for equitable and sustainable development

Strategic Objective II: Sustainable Livelihoods

To empower communities to obtain improved, sustainable socio-economic livelihoods

Strategic Objective III: Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Management

To enable communities to manage and mitigate disaster risks, and prepare for and respond effectively to disasters and emergencies

Strategic Objective IV: Organizational Development

To strengthen LWF Myanmar to be effective, efficient and relevant to the context

Focal Point
Emergency Response

We respond quickly and compassionately to natural and human-made disasters. Our emergency assistance provides practical support and involves vulnerable communities in meeting their basic needs. We go beyond the immediate crisis by helping affected people rebuild their livelihoods and children and young people to get an education.

Rakhine State, Sittwe Township

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Livelihood and Food Security

We assist communities in learning new skills and advocating for better social and economic services.  We look to improve the ability of local people to earn a sustainable living for themselves and their families, in particular through integrated rural development projects.

Ayeyarwadda Delta, Bogalye, Dedaye, Pyarpon & Twantay Townships | Chin State, Mindat Township | Kayin State, Hpa An Township | Rakhine State, Sittwe Township

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Access to clean water is a right. We help communities build and maintain clean, safe water systems. We educate people about good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of illness.

Ayeyarwadda Delta, Bogalye, Dedaye, Pyarpon & Twantay Townships | Chin State, Mindat Township| Kayin State, Hpa An Township | Rakhine State, Sittwe Township

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Disaster Risk Reduction

We help communities organize disaster risk reduction initiatives. These focus on training teams, raising awareness and running prevention and mitigation interventions. The program facilitates community access to potable water and helps to rebuild schools. We construct bridges, multi-purpose halls that can double as evacuation centers, and other important community infrastructure.

Rakhine State, Sittwe Township

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Human Rights

LWF Myanmar wants to ensure that all members of a community are aware of their rights and responsibilities. We work from the bottom up by helping villages identify projects that can act as starting points for empowerment and awareness-raising throughout the community. We partner with like-minded organizations through national networks to advocate for pro-poor and rights-based policy change.

Ayeyarwadda Delta, Bogalye, Dedaye, Pyarpon & Twantay Townships | Chin State, Mindat Township

Rakhine Achievements 2013

Managed four camps for internally displaced persons
Set up fire prevention and safety infrastructure
Recruited camp-based teachers & facilitated training
Met basic needs in camps with food & non-food items