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Text and photos by Kalika Bro-Jørgensen
A group of women in remote Lay Pone Kyauk village, Rakhine State, established their own Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) in September 2014. They had no previous experience with such matters when they heard of the concept from Oxfam partner Better Life Organisation during the first phase...
Text and photos by Kalika Bro-Jørgensen
“We need to know which villages are currently being measured, even the very remote ones. We must reach out to collaborate and support each other. One voice is not enough, many people need to talk about this, participation is very important. I have to build self confidence first, but then I...
Women workers from the villages where special economic zone will take place, are going for work in Kyauk Phyu Township, Rakhine State. Photo by: Soe Win Nyein/ Oxfam
Author: Yee Mon Oo, Communications and Media Coordinator, Oxfam in Myanmar Villagers in Thit Pote Taung are very concerned about the lack of transparency of investor and Government actions. They say they are living with uncertainty, because it is difficult to access information on the SEZ...
Local women collecting fish and prawn beside the sea in a village or Kyauk Phyu, Rakhine State
The private sector has an ever increasing importance in the lives of Myanmar people, but not all private sector investment looks set to benefit the people of Myanmar. Oxfam and local partners are working to prepare communities for the challenges and opportunities that will come with investments...
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