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Good news from Myanmar: Young Leaders make us proud

UnionAID is very proud of our alumni whose recent community projects are changing lives and livelihoods and giving hope to the most vulnerable people. Recent examples are:

WASTE TO GOLD

THREE women who have learnt to repurpose waste into useful items for sale have now trained another SEVENTEEN women and TWO men in these practical skills. They are now opening a shop to sell these colourful and useful products ( see example). This project was facilitated by Khaing Htun Soe (MYLP 2018) [Photo by trainer Ma Sandar Moe] Three of the 17 trainees learn new techniques for “upcycling” waste. from left: Khin Mar Kyu, Yu Yu Maw and Kathi Aung.

SMALL CAMP SHOPS FEED DISPLACED FAMILIES

FIVE women, after doing an intensive business course facilitated by Zaw Tu Hkawng (MYLP 2017), have established makeshift stalls selling small goods in the Je Yang IDP camp. Most have very little education but now they are proudly bringing home an income for their families. [see photo below: left to right- La Sang Seng Nu, Marip Hkawn Nu, and Maran Hkawn Ra at back of stall]

Right now, the people of Myanmar are fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup and they are calling for our support.

UnionAID is liaising constantly with our partners on how we can help.  They have asked for funding to support the campaign for democracy and to uphold human rights.

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