Entrepreneurship Empowers Families

Myint Myint Moe and her family moved to Yangon, looking for better employment and a better life. They set up a home in Hlaingthayar, the largest and poorest township of Yangon, and a common landing point for the tens of thousands of people migrating to Yangon from the country-side every year. Her daughter began to attend school, and the additional annual school fees finally made it clear to Myint Myint Moe — if the family were to advance, she would need to find employment soon.
 
Myint Myint decided to open her own shoe shop. She applied for ONOW’s STARTUP program as soon as it launched in Hlaingthayar. She says, “I enjoyed the way ONOW teaches with activities and discussions. I’ve never taken a training like that before. Now I recommend to all of my friends to take the ONOW STARTUP course.”

Her market research during STARTUP showed her that customers wanted more shoe styles to choose from. She recently chose to invest in diversifying her selection of shoes, and is waiting to see the results. We hope her customers will love the new options!

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Myint Myint Moe at her new shoe shop with ONOW support staff. She now has dozens of styles of shoes for sale.

Myint Myint Moe at her new shoe shop with ONOW support staff. She now has dozens of styles of shoes for sale

Watch this short video of Myint Myint Moe in her shop!