Fundraising event to help empower Myanmar women refugees in Malaysia Read

Source: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: A four-day fundraising event called Unsung Heroines is being held to support displaced Myanmar women refugees in Malaysia.

Human rights non-governmental organisation Tenaganita said this event follows the success of another fund raising campaign – Project Tanma – which is run by and for Myanmar women refugees.

Set up in 2010, Project Tanma develops projects and activities through handicraft, fair trade, empowerment and livelihood programmes.

“Tanma Federation is really a women-based organisation where the (refugee) women is in charge of the decision making process from start to finish.

“Ideally, we would like to raise enough money to sustain ourselves for the upcoming year because all profits made from products sold come back to the women,” Tanma coordinator Ophelie Grasset told The Star Online on Friday. Read more