Yangon Boatmen – struggle of a life on the river

Ko Kyin one of the many Yangon Boatmen just counted the money that he had earned today. He smiled because he earned just enough money to buy a meal for… 

June 19, 2016 / 0 comment

Recreating the Golden Myanmar – The slow process of Change

I haven’t been back to Myanmar for about 8 months, so I was very excited to be back and see the changes because I read and heard that there were… 

June 9, 2016 / 0 comment

Daw Aye: struggle of the elderly in Myanmar

It is 6:00AM and it is raining cats and dogs! It is time for Daw Aye to go to the fried vegetable rice dough shop to get some of them… 

February 27, 2016 / 2 comments

How a bulldozer destroyed our life

No, this is not just a house for me. This is my home. I’ve lived here since I was 10 years old. I remember my family cleaned the land and… 

January 28, 2016 / 0 comment

Wash Early Recovery: struggling for clean water

  Villagers returned back to the village after the flood. Gyan Pyin (East) village is located in Ingapu Township, Ayeyarwady Division, but things are not the same as before. Gyan… 

January 5, 2016 / 0 comment

Myanmar child workers: There seems to be no other choice

  When I was a kid, I remember meeting many kids about my age serving at teashops, doing laundry for money, and working in workshops. I never questioned why they… 

December 27, 2015 / 0 comment

Pagodas and what they mean to Buddhist Myanmar

  The first lesson about Buddhism I’ve ever had was from my visits at pagodas. In front of the Buddha Image, my mother taught me to recite: “I take refuge… 

November 30, 2015 / 0 comment

Dream of a child who lives under a bridge

  I woke up because of a very loud car honk. It might have been a big truck that just drove pass our house. We actually live under a bridge… 

September 15, 2015 / 3 comments

Wut Thin: Burmese volunteers

There are many salient features in our Burmese community, especially in the rural areas. But in this article, I would like to bring forward one important feature in small town… 

June 29, 2015 / 0 comment

Myanmar’s Economy and Investment

      Foreign entrepreneurs are getting into Myanmar as its doors open to outside investors. But while the country is seeking to modernize, are the country’s changes proper? That’s… 

June 9, 2014 / 0 comment