Myanmar (Burma): Programme Overview and Projects


  • Life insurance called “Piggy”

    Life insurance called “Piggy”

    In Northern Myanmar (Burma) conflicts have forced thousands to leave their villages and relocate nearer to the cities. Thanks to loans for breeding pigs they can find stability again in their lives.
  • Ensuring the work bears fruit

    Ensuring the work bears fruit

    Life is not easy for the rural population in Kachin state in Myanmar: the fields are producing low crop yields and expensive loans are driving the farmers deeper and deeper into debt. The farmers report how they are able to make ends meet thanks to SWISSAID.
  • New arrivals in the pigsty: more and more families are acquiring a lucky pig!

    New arrivals in the pigsty: more and more families are acquiring a lucky pig!

    The conflict between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Army is making it even more of a challenge to implement SWISSAID projects in northern Myanmar. Thanks to converting to organic agriculture and setting up animal rearing projects, more and more farmers are assured a new and sustainable living.