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Our Mission

Partners Asia works to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Myanmar and along its borders: ethnic minorities, displaced populations, women, children, LGBTQIs, students. Despite opportunities in the emerging democracy, some communities are becoming even more marginalized.
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Our Approach

We offer strategic and timely funding to existing groups with strong local support. We believe that community-led efforts are the best drivers of change. Local people, not outsiders, know what’s needed on the ground and best understand situational nuances and context.
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Our Advantage

Our 30 years of experience and strong on-the-ground networks with the most vulnerable communities are making tangible differences. We can identify and respond to critical needs in ways that are as discreet as they are nimble.
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EMERGENCY RELIEF

An estimated 680,000 Rohingya and other ethnic minority refugees have fled across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh since last August. As this devastating crisis unfolds, other crises are growing in Kachin and Shan States as the military is attacking ethnic minority communities with impunity.

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What’s New

Mobilizing Myanmar

A Smartphone Revolution Connects The Poor With Economic Opportunity

Commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “Mobilizing Myanmar” explores the momentous Smartphone Revolution underway in an impoverished, once-isolated country where cell towers are now sprouting faster than bamboo. Read more.

“My dream is for everybody – every landless farmer, every woman, every street peddler – to be digitally connected so they can access financial services, markets, and information. If they can connect, they’ll be able to lift themselves up.” – Pwint Htun, architect of Myanmar’s digital financial services industry.

Download report here.