ECLOF Myanmar launched a new partnership program
ECLOF Myanmar recently built a new partnership dedicated to reducing extreme poverty and hunger in Myanmar with the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). The partnership will help vulnerable and marginalized poor people secure daily access to food. LIFT is governed by a donor consortium including Australia, the European Union, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This specific partnership was crafted by ECLOF Myanmar bearing in mind ECLOF International’s Strategic Framework 2010-2014 and the focus it puts on building new, trustworthy partnerships. Throughout the design process, ECLOF Myanmar put special emphasis on the following areas: reducing poverty, giving support to rural areas, specifically to agriculture, and building sustainable livelihoods. To lead the livelihood programs in the selected villages, ECLOF Myanmar provided microfinancial aid, technical assistance, and advisory services. Village committees were established with the help of ECLOF Myanmar. Moreover, groups for farmers, livestock breeders, small businesses, and fisheries were also formed.