PARTNERS OF THE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
The Leprosy Mission strengthens people to stand on their own and speak up about issues related to their lives and communities. The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a leading international non-denominational Christian fellowship, with over 140 years of experience.
In this country, Leprazending provides medical care to people with leprosy and disability, including children. Medical aids such as a prosthesis are provided and people can earn an income themselves through education or a microcredit.
The Department for International Development is a partner who financially supports the Economic Empowerment Project . The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. It’s tackling the global challenges the world is facing including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. The goal of the DFID is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.
BRAC in Myanmar was established to provide microfinance services to those who have been left out of the formal financial system and cannot avail credit. Since inception, BRAC has disbursed USD 34 million as loans among more than 47,000 female borrowers. BRAC has created a wide platform with 42 branch offices across 37 townships. BRAC is also raising health awareness among 52,000 female clients to inform them about communicable diseases.
The Leprosy Mission has been active in Myanmar since 1898, supporting local Christian organisations including the Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital. The aim of the Mission’s programmes is that people affected by leprosy and disability should overcome barriers such as delayed access to health services, lack of access to private and public spaces, and the ignorance and discrimination that prevent their full participation and acceptance in society.
Enablement is specialised in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Disability Inclusive Development (DID). Training, research and consultancy are at the heart of their work. Enablement is a company that runs on a not-for-profit basis. Rather than measuring their success by financial profits, they prefer to measure the social impact of their actions for persons with disabilities. Enablement permanently tries to bridge the gap between academic, government bodies and grassroots practitioners.