• In 179 villages, 321 savings and loans associations help members manage their money, save, and emerge from debt.

  • 160 bio-sand filters in villages and schools in Myebon and Minbya provide communities with two water pots of safe, drinking water each day.

  • 40,000 people have trained in the treatment of water, so it is safe to drink.

  • Half of all Tat Lan villagers participate in community development and village planning activities.

  • The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are critical for healthy growth and brain development.

  • In Pauktaw tanks of filtered water give villagers two water pots of safe clean drinking water, every day.

  • 34,000 villagers contribute to their community’s development by building infrastructure by hand.

  • In 182 cyclone-affected communities villagers have built 130 miles of embankments and 110 sluice gates to protecting 30,000 acres of paddy fields from salt water intrusion.

What is the Tat Lan Programme?

Tat Lan aims to improve the food security and livelihoods of 252 remote, Rakhine State communities in geographically vulnerable environments exposed to cyclones, sea surges and severe monsoon flooding.

In Myebon, Pauktaw, Kyaukphyu and Minbya townships, Tat Lan is building resilience through sustainable food security, and improved: nutrition, livelihoods, financial services, agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene.

The programme has a commitment to gender equality and community-based planning, by supporting village development committees. Community leaders are increasingly engaging with government departments and local authorities to advocate for improvements in the quality of life for their people.

About Tat Lan
Villages of the Tat Lan Programme
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International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, Better Life Organization and Oxfam implement the Tat Lan Programme which is funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund, LIFT. CARE Myanmar provides expert monitoring and evaluation of the programme. Each organization has extensive experience operating programmes in Myanmar, particularly in challenging and remote environments including Rakhine State.

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