2. Community Resilience in the Delta Area
The component addresses the impact of climate change and reducing the risk of disasters in the Ayeyarwady River delta where activities are focused in Yangon region. The activities include setting up micro credit union (MCU) projects, raising awareness of adverse weather conditions, as well as designing viable disaster risk reduction plans and piloting simple climate change adaptations for village houses. The 4 villages involved are comparable in size to those in the Community Resilience in the Confluence programme component.
Year One Results – 30 families from one village in the Yangon division formed a MCU with their own funds. The MCU members grew to 48 families and it extended 37 loans during the first year.