Kyi Kyi Win is from a village with 47 households. She is supporting
her 65 year old mother, disabled brother and elder sister’s family.
She lost her father to Cyclone Nargis.
Kyi Kyi Win received a most vulnerable household grant from her
village’s Early Recovery Committee. She has used the grant to reopen
a small snack shop, which includes crab catching and selling.
Kyi Kyi Win also works on a farm, and is able to provide for the two
households under her care.
In time, she looks forward to expanding her snack shop.
Fifty-five year old Daw San Dint’s home village lost almost half its
community members, 300 people, when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar.
Her twenty year old daughter did not survive.
Daw San Dint supports her husband and son-in-law, and was an
active microfinance (MF) borrower before the cyclone. Typical
small businesses operated by MF clients in her community include
grocery shops, fishing, and making / selling chilli crackers or Myanmar
snacks. Products are also sold in neighbouring villages.