Poverty alleviation scheme falls short

In May the government granted over 10 million Kyat [USD$10,000] to Kamarmat village-tract in Rangoon as part of a nationwide poverty alleviation scheme.

Impoverished households were due to get 30,000 Kyat [USD$30] each in micro-finance loans.

The aim of the programme was to prioritise the poorer residents, but so far no villagers in South Kamarmat village have received the loans.


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