EMPOWER : Myanmar
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Agricultural Technology Project
Agricultural Technology Project @ Kayin State
Started by: Naw Diana
Solution: Agricultural Technology is an online platform that encourages rural youths to integrate more into the agricultural industry. It provides agricultural technology training, digital literacy, and soft-skill training to them.
Results: Seed Funded $3000 USD, incubated by Phandeeyar, supported by USAID, VISA, Proximity Designs.
"After I backed from Impact Trip, I am starting my own project by using the design thinking tools and I compete this ideas in startups challenges 2018 program. Fortunately, I won the prize 1st runner up $3000.
I just want to say thank you to Bamboo Builders. As I said before, Design thinking is an amazing tools which I gained from B.B. program and it took me so far!" -Diana
Than Daung Gyi Natural - TDG Origins
TDG Origins @ Than Daung Gyi
Started by: Tan Daung Gyi Natural
Root Cause: Rural folks only needed small amounts of honey, but the honey was sold in breakable, expensive glass bottles, making it less affordable.
Solution: Our students developed honey sticks for sale in small quantities that are afforable and easily storable.
Results: The rural students produce the honey sticks as a form of income and with more than 1000 sticks sold in our previous campaign. Within 6 months, 50 students were trained, and 10 students and 5 teachers were employed.
Beyond financing their schools, these students want make a social impact by donating nutritious honey sticks to malnourished children in Hto Le Wah Orphanage school. They intend to donate nutritious honey sticks to 4,500 malnourished orphans in their community.
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