Stories

Daw Doi Bu with the community
“I’ve faced a lot of challenges in my political journey. All the struggles made me stronger."
Daw Doi Bu with the community
“နိုင်ငံရေးနဲ့ပတ်သက်ပြီး အရမ်းကို အခက်အခဲတွေ ကြုံခဲ့ရတယ်။ ဒုက္ခဆင်းရဲတွေက ပိုပြီးတော့ သန်မာအောင် တွန်းအားပေးလိုက်တယ်။"
Ma Kyi Pyar in the parliament
“I have self-confidence. I have done several jobs. As I believe I need education in order to be smart with courage, I attended several training courses. I am confident that I can do anything”. Ma Kyi Pyar is a Member of Parliament, one of a totals of 18 women MPs in the Yangon region
Ma Kyi Pyar in the parliament
“အစ်မက ကိုယ့်ကိုကိုယ်တော့ ယုံကြည်မှု ထားတယ်၊ ဘဝတစ်လျှောက် အလုပ်တွေ အများကြီး လုပ်ခဲ့တယ်၊ ဘဝမှာ ရဲရဲဝံ့ဝံ့နေနိုင်ဖို့ ပညာပြည့်စုံဖို့လိုတယ်လို့ ယူဆတာကြောင့် သင်တန်းတွေ အများကြီး တက်ခဲ့တယ်၊ တစ်ခုခုဆို ငါဒါတော့ ဖြစ်အောင် လုပ်နိုင်မယ်လို့ ယုံကြည်ထားတယ်” လို့ ပြောလာသူကတော့ ရန်ကုန်တိုင်းဒေသကြီးရဲ့...
This is Myanmar Version of "I thought I was dead" - a true story of a strong girl, survivor of Cyclone Nargis, ျမန္မာနုိင္ငံသည္ ပထ၀ီအေနအထားအရ ဆုိင္ကလုန္းမုန္တုိင္း၊ ဆူနာမီ၊ ေျမငလ်င္၊ ေရၾကီးျခင္း၊ ေျမျပိဳျခင္းႏွင့္ နုိင္ငံအလယ္ပိုင္းတြင္ မုိးေခါင္ေရရွားျခင္းစသည့္ သဘာဝေဘးအႏၱရာယ္မ်ိဳးစံု...
Back of Thet Htar, Looking at water
“I wanted to die and I decided to die. I gave-up.” “It is strange, really strange. When I gave-up, I was drawn into the water. The feeling was so horrible. My head, my ears, my nose were out of my control and the pain I suffered is not comparable to anything. Then, I suddenly awoke and realized: I...
Ja Bawk & Ja Ring Aung, making traditional hats
Written by Dustin Barter and Nhkum Naw Mai/ Oxfam in Myanmar Displaced people in Kachin lost not only all their belongings, they left behind their most important economic asset – their land. Displaced people are predominantly from agricultural backgrounds. They now live in urban camps, and with no...
Bawk Nu Aung's portrait photo in the IDP camp
Written by Dustin Barter and Nhkum Naw Mai, Oxfam in Myanmar “At first, I just learnt about peace from NSEN (NDI). I didn’t have that much confidence to speak out. People said I couldn’t speak about peace because I didn’t know. Now, I talk about peace and other issues with them. They learn and we...
Mikayin Lake. Photo by Jacqueline Storey
The 2,815-kilometer Salween River keeps afloat the lives of more than 10 million people in Myanmar. Together with surrounding mountains and lakes, the river sustains fisherfolk, farmers, and their families. However, impending industrial projects are causing people distress, leaving them worried...