2019 has been another significant year for World Vision Myanmar (WVM).
Through our development and disaster response programs, we reached over 5.4 million people including 3.4 million children with a funding portfolio of USD 31.7 million. Our work continues to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and related plans for Myanmar. We now have national baselines for all indicators we track and can gauge progress on an annual basis moving forward. This report provides a view of this evidence and the impact we are making together.
New Area Programs (AP) were set up in Nanghkio (Northern Shan State) and Paung (Mon State) townships while the program in Myeik (Tanintharyi Region) township was closed after completing the implementation life cycle.
We expanded our presence in fragile contexts serving the most vulnerable children and communities in greatest need. Integration and overlap of our beneficiaries with Vision Fund Myanmar (VFM) (WV’s microfinance subsidiary) was strengthened also in fragile contexts to lift households out of poverty and ensure greater sustainability of the development undertaken.
These achievements would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors, the tireless efforts of our teams and the valuable guidance of our Advisory Council. My thanks also to our government partners at every level who support us in bringing about the progress in the wellbeing of children, families and communities.
There are still huge needs in Myanmar and much to be done. WVM will continue to collaborate with all stakeholders to build on the progress to date and give every child hope for the future.
Suresh Bartlett National Director