Empower: Myanmar

 Little things make a big difference.

Projects in Myanmar

Agricultural Technology Project

Agricultural Technology Project @ Kayin State 

Started by: Naw Diana
Root Cause: Lack of knowledge about farming efficiency.

Solution: Online platform that encourages rural youth to integrate more into the agricultural industry by providing them agricultural technology training, digital literacy, and soft-skill training.

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 - Honey Sticks Business

Honey Sticks Business @ 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 affordable small quantities which can be easily stored.  

Results: The rural students produce the honey sticks as a form of income and with more than 1000 sticks sold in our previous campaign. This is our impact within 6 months: 50 students trained, with 10 students and 5 teachers employed.

Beyond financing their schools, these students want to help out others who are less fortunate by donating nutritious honey sticks to malnourished children in Hto Le Wah Orphanage school. The students intend to donate nutritious honey sticks to 4,500 malnourished orphans in their community.

 

We hope to make education affordable for our students in Than Daung Gyi and help supplement malnourished children at Hto Le Wah Orphanage school. 
 

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