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June-July Web Feature Highlights Partners in Myanmar/Burma

This month's Power of Partnerships celebrates the success of an innovative program in Myanmar/Burma to boost crop production and improve soil quality through the use of Effective Microorganism (EM) technology. "Starter" bacteria strengthen the helpful microbes in the local soil and make a nutrient-rich, low-cost fertilizer that can double harvests within three years. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Church of the Province of Myanmar to support a demonstration farm that offers on-site training and mobile workshops to help farmers implement the new methodology and adopt other practices that reduce the impact of drought.

Please note that the Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features are now on an alternating schedule. The next Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development will be published later in July.

The monthly Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features share stories about the agency's partners in the US and worldwide. Find past installments of Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development and the Power of Partnerships on our website. To learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development's programs or to make a contribution, visit www.er-d.org, or call 1.855.312.HEAL. Contributions can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus' words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow's challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.



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