What We Do


Our projects are planned for long-term sustainability and financial self-sufficiency to systematically improve local livelihoods in Myanmar. We seek out undervalued resources, both labor and materials, to address social challenges through innovative, small-scale social entrepreneurship.

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Education for Children and Youth in Myanmar

We support children in disadvantaged communities to receive a quality education. We provide job skills training to women and young people in tourism and agriculture as well as support local entrepreneurs to improve rural livelihoods.

Photography for Education in Myanmar

Photography for Education in Myanmar

Photography for Education We are using photography for education and as a communications tool in our community projects in Myanmar. Our goal is to offer regular photography workshops for youth in Bagan and eventually put on an exhibition of local works as a fundraising event. Photography is useful as both for education ...
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Education for Myanmar Children

Education for Myanmar Children

A project to provide supplementary education for rural Myanmar children in to improve school achievement and retention. Background The rural village of Na Kyo Ai outside Bagan has low quality and retention rates in their government school. Few households encourage children to continue their education beyond the mandatory 5 years ...
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Environmental Projects

The dry zone comprises the central regions of Mandalay, Magway, and Lower Sagaing, which cover 13 percent of the country. It is home to 58 million people, a majority of whom are engaged in agricultural based livelihoods, and is characterized by limited rainfall.

Mi Ta Zu Permaculture Farm

Mi Ta Zu Permaculture Farm

Mi Ta Zu, which means "family" in Burmese, remained a seed in search of fertile soil until late 2017 when a local family offered us a piece of unused land attached to their farm just 2 kilometers outside Bagan. We spent several months observing and learning about daily activities on ...
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“Hoya House”: Our Training Center in Bagan

Organic Agriculture and Job Skills Training "Hoya House" is the name of our Bagan training center and organic garden. It's our “green hub” in the local community, acting as a training center to support local women, youth and agricultural workers to grow organic produce in challenging environments. The goal of ...
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Improving Local Livelihoods in Myanmar

Our activities emphasize appreciation for local culture and traditions by educating locals and visitors in how traditional practices can be integrated into the larger, globalized economy sustainably.

Three Treasures Bagan: Responsible Tourism in Myanmar

Three Treasures Bagan: Responsible Tourism in Myanmar

Our First Social Enterprise in Bagan! We set up Three Treasures Responsible Tourism & Trading in Bagan in April of 2016 as a local social enterprise. We create jobs and improve livelihoods by bringing marginalized members of the community into the tourism industry in a responsible way. As a start-up ...
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Economic and Political Challenges in Myanmar

Our development model focuses on education, environment, and livelihoods
Our development model focuses on education, environment, and livelihoods

The economic and political situation in Myanmar creates a challenging environment for startup entrepreneurs, especially independent, ethical, and social enterprises. Our project team and developing advisory board have professional training and experience in ICT for development, organic agriculture, sustainability, environmental management and community-based tourism, as well as experience in small business operations. Positive environmental impacts in our host communities will be supported through technology adoption, microfinance, training in organic agriculture, renewable energy and natural building.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Our activities support the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations Development Programme as part of their “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.” The 17 interconnected goals provide an inclusive set of guidelines and targets for addressing the challenges of the 21st century and range from quality education and equality to responsible consumption and decent work. Read more about the United Nations Sustainable Development goals here. As part of SEEDS’ holistic approach, we make an effort to address multiple SDGs with each of our activities.
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