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Putting rural folks on wheels

Philippe Lenain, CEO of Rent 2 Own Myanmar, is expecting to double his motorcycle rental business in Myanmar by the end of this year. Beyond that, his aim is to enable more rural people to own their own transportation and farm machinery, which will improve productivity and help raise families out of poverty. Motorcycles are […]

ADB to assist on poverty alleviation and HIV prevention projects

Asia Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement with the Myanmar government, with cash funding provided by the Japanese government, to carry out poverty alleviation and HIV prevention projects for rural people, according to bank officials. “The cash assistance for the livelihood of rural people is aimed at poverty reduction and community-based development,” said Putu […]