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Community Agency for Rural Development (CAD) is one of five Myanmar NGOs (Not-for-profit non-governmental organizations) established by few individual persons in Myanmar during 2000-2004 under the Burmese Military rule (State Law and Order Restoration Council) led by Senior General Than Shwe. CAD was registered to Union Ministry of Home Affairs of the Union of Republic of Myanmar. CAD registration/License number is 1/Local/1850. Our EuropeAid ID is (MM-2009-CWC-2801955510, COMMUNITY AGENCY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT).Learn More
CAD is committed to holistic development and out of poverty for rural community, with its utmost capacity using modern technology.
CAD works in multi-sectorial approach, and community partnership for ensuring sustainable socioeconomic development of rural community.
Our Catholic Values
As CAD is a Catholic faith based non-governmental organization, we would like to highlight what we do mean by Catholic faith based NGO in Myanmar as follows.
What We Do
CAD is committed to work for people in regions/communities which are neglected and undeveloped.
Women Empowerment and Development
Agape Women Network (AWN) is initiated by interested women for their self-development under social mobilization of Joseph Kung Za Hmung @ Win Hlaing Oo, founding director of CAD (Community Agency for Rural Development) in 2007. Today, AWN in villages is occurring inroads under the well understanding of women on their developments and empowerments for their environment.
Educational Infrastructure Development
Many schools in CAD project areas are very decaying and collapsing at all. However, students have no choice than acquiring education with their teachers in such bad buildings (See the below primary school building). Therefore CAD is committed in helping students own safe and sound infrastructure for their learning. Villages in remote Myanmar have state primary schools (Grade 1-5) but those who finished Grade-5, must attend middle school (Grade 6-9) in other villages.
It is very logic for local people to say that they have no sanitary practices because there is no water even for their drink and cook. Therefore no sooner we had improved community drinking water system; we help local people practice sanitary management. We received funding from British Embassy for this program in 2009.
Car Road Construction Project
Chin state is located in the north-western part of Myanmar, bordering with India and Bangladesh, with 10 highland townships. About 75% of the Chin land is hilly and mountainous, having an average altitude of 4,000 ft. Chin State consists of high mountains and deep valleys and is one of the poorest and most isolated states in Myanmar.
Community Drinking Water Supply
In our Chin state, there are no tube-wells nor artesian-wells nor any other wells for supplying water for washing or drinking. Therefore, all villagers find difficulty for drinking water. All throughout the Chin state, the Chins use the ancient and primitive method of bringing the water supply over long distances by means of bamboo-pipes.
Revolving Anti-venom Bank System
Our system is community based revolving management. CAD bought 10 numbers of good quality vaccines and set up cooling storage system in villages. The bank is managed by village chosen committee. Those who are bitten by snake, can use the vaccines without any discrimination in race, religion. complexion and gender.
Solar Energy in Rural Education
CAD believes that solar lighting is playing a vital role for children’s education in remote areas of Myanmar where national grid is not yet arrived. Therefore solar lighting project is one of our rural development programs which will surely uplift the students’ education and will surely reduce harms in communities.
Chin State is situated in the western part of Myanmar, bordering with Sagaing Region in the east, India in the west, Kachin State in the north and Rakhine State in the south. Chin State is the second smallest of all States/Regions and with a population of more than 470,000 people, ranked the second least populated States/Region. Of total, urban population constitutes 21 percent only.
Women Vocational Skill Training Program
CAD had set up a Women Vocational Training Center in Hnaring village in 2016. In this center, CAD had opened a basic tailoring training program which lasted 3 months per course and (10) girls per course without any charges. In (2) years, there are 72 numbers of girls attended this course.
Revolving Fertilizer Bank System
U Cho Aye who is one of beneficiaries from Fertilizer Bank, said,’ In previous time, I always take fertilizer in loan with 5% interest as expensive price and it make high cost, low profit for me. But now I got fertilizer loan (Urea 1 bag, NPK 10:10:5 1 bag, Gypsum 2 bags) with 2% interest rate with very cheap price from the fertilizer bank committee, set up and supported by CAD.
Maternal Health Care and Nutrition
Despite some improvements in the last decade children in Chin State are the most malnourished in Myanmar, with 41% of children stunted indicating chronic undernutrition. 9% of women are thin (BMI less than 18.5 kg/m2) and 12% of children are born with a low weight indicating malnutrition starts before birth.
Call for Applications of Project Evaluation Consultant
December 7, 2023
CAD is calling for application of project evaluation consultant to conduct an independent final evaluation of the CAD Project known as “Improving Education Access for Children in Mi-E (Me-Aye) area, Hakha Township, Chin state, funded by Myanmar Education Consortium – MEC. CAD- Call for Applications of Project Evaluation ConsultantRead More
CAD Received Funding from Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC)
June 2, 2023
It is our joy to announce that CAD received funding from Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC) to provide the hardest to reach children with access to quality, accredited education and contribute to a coherent inclusive national education system.Read More
CAD Wins Expression of Interest from Access to Health Fund
July 12, 2022
We are very happy to say that we have won the initial step of funding from Access to Health Fund for public health. We are excited to step up the final stage of submitting our full proposal to AHF very soon.Read More
We Receive Funding from European Union Humanitarian Aid for Co-Learns Project
July 12, 2022
It is our great pleasure to release this information that CAD with its other (3) partners received funding from ECHO for implementation of Co-Learns Project in Sagaing and Magwe Regions for from 2022 to 2025.Read More