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Community Agency for Rural Development (CAD) is a registered Myanmar founded and run NGO (Not-for-profit non-governmental organization). Established in May 4, 2004 by Joseph Kung Za Hmung @ Win Hlaing Oo, the charity has implemented a wide range of programs in WASH, agriculture and rural livelihoods, education, environment, health services, car road and bridge construction, nursery (early child care education), school feeding, research, capacity building, rural infrastructure development, anti-venom bank and health; always targeting the most in need communities.
CAD is registered to Union Ministry of Home Affairs of the Union of Republic of Myanmar. CAD registration number is 2278. We changed our organizational name from our original name “Country Agency for Rural Development” to “Community Agency for Rural Development” in 2014 in line with directive of Union Ministry of Home Affairs of Myanmar central government. Founded by a Christian from Chin state, the organization is guided by a set of principles informed by its faith-based roots but also fully understanding of a country so diverse in its faiths, ethnicities and environments. CAD enjoys being both an element of that diversity whilst always striving to find commonalities amongst the different backgrounds. Our EuropeAid ID is MM-2009-CWC-2801955510. Since its inception in 2004, the organization has gone from working solely in Chin State, to having regional offices in Yangon, Ye U town in Sagaing region, Natogyi town in Mandalay region, Hakha city in Chin state, Hnaring in Chin state and Natogyi in Mandalay region. CAD currently employs 36 national staff and 2 international staff, and works with over 10 partners and 6 donors. With financial support of British American Tobacco company, CAD has set up its sub-office in Natogyi city, Mandalay region (known as central dry zone) to tackle poverty and food insecurity and boost community development since 2015. Welcoming international and domestic volunteers and interns, CAD is always looking for new ways to partner, locally or internationally, with proven development programming activities or developing innovative new methods. We see great value in the international development sector’s presence here in Myanmar, whilst also striving to develop the capacity of local staff and organizations, alongside our own development.