|Amount||Minimum CHF 1000. One kit per family around 500 CHF (sewing machine and start up kit)|
|Applicant Name||Myat Myanmar Assistance Organization. Mrs Ma Nilar OO - E-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duration||Minimum 15 days|
|Partner||The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) www.fsd.ch|
Empowering Myanmar Women with Employment Opportunities (EMWEO) project is the first pilot project of the Myat Myanmar (MMM) Assistance Organization that has been established in the recent past.
This project aims at helping the Myanmar women to be developed in securing their daily food problem, and improve their way of thinking and living standard.
EMWEO project will provide vocational training to the women in high poverty particularly single mothers, young women who are at risk of violence, being trafficked or exploited. Moreover, EMWEO project will also involve some girls and women repatriated by and in support of Department of Social Welfare, who are deprived of movement living in Women's home because some of them have no home to return, some are expelled from the family or some are grown up by the orphanage school. Those women will be invited in a rotating process group by group monthly.
This project will also set up a workshop that produces handmade products and initiate a handmade product-selling business in the communities mainly in urban areas at the beginning. At a later stage, selling business is to be introduced and expanded in other areas or parts of the country where vulnerable women in those areas can join. The women will earn from this project a small income that will improve their household food security.
Knowledge of all women will be fortified through general knowledge sharing sessions and education programs. EMWEO project will also provide capacity building trainings to the beneficiaries so that they can become self reliant, involve in social network and participatory decision making.
The Myat Myanmar (MMM) Assistance Organization is a newly formed organization comprised of six members who have strong interest in humanitarian work. However we members are eager and have planned to establish an organization since years ago to give a hand to the vulnerable people in the country, time constraints with own occupation and earnings did not allow placing it into reality. Most of the members are well experienced in the humanitarian field with their former or present careers. Understanding the situation of Myanmar, its increasing vulnerable people and their needs drive the willingness of the team ripe to set up an NGO and assist the people in an effective way to reduce their poverty, to enhance their knowledge, to enjoy a meaningful life, to be part of the society, to strengthen their capacity and to be self-reliance.
MMM is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian and non-government affiliated organization that is completely self-established by the persons who are dedicated to help develop the living standard physically and morally of the poor and vulnerable people.