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Proximity Designs, makes and sells products and services that provide a path out of poverty for rural families in Myanmar (Burma). By working closely with our customers, we discover what they need and value, and bring the best technology and design to solve tough problems.Over 200,000 of our designs have been purchased and adopted by rural households in Myanmar.

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Nuts About Oil: Rural Enterprise in Myanmar

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 8:57 AM

U San Lwin has been milling peanut oil for 55 years, iterating everyday to ensure the best possible quality.

As his assistant drives a cow around a large mortar, 75-year-old U San Lwin scrapes peanuts into the bowl where they're grinded into cake and drained for oil.

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Turning on the Lights in Myanmar

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 2:11 AM

Farmer U Shwe Tay had trouble sleeping at night. When the sun set and rural Myanmar (Burma) was plummeted into darkness, U Shwe Tay and his animals had to rely on dim candlelight. Often, a strong gust of wind would blow out the flame lighting his pigs' stall, and in...

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