Focus Area: Handicrafts
Year Founded: 2009
BusinessKind Myanmar is a small non profit in Yangon that creates small social businesses. BusinessKind Myanmar and the social businesses that it creates are women directed. It signature social business is Good Sleep Bed Nets. It became financially sustainable at 18 months. Its profits are divided- 1/3 to donated bed nets to families in crisis ( the organization have donated over 20,000 bed nets since 2009) 1/3 for staff profit sharing, 1/3 to grow the business. Goodnight Citronella is another second business, set up in a similar model. many of women staff are women living with health challenges. They are are starting a third social business, Kind Stitch, a simple dress designed and made with extraordinary Myanmar fabrics. profits from Kind Stitch will go to support the women’s garment workers association that BusinessKind started and also a Kachin women weaver association.