Amid conflict, activist to bring economic opportunities to IDPs

Author: Cherry Thein, Myanmar Times, Published on: 17 June 2014

A social enterprise group aims to empower women in conflict by training them to produce hand-made products that will be sold in tourist hotels. Sunflowers Group Social Enterprise will…launch a short vocational course for women in Kachin displaced-persons camps…[R]aw materials [will be] provided by Sunflowers Group, and the products will be offered for sale in Inle hotels…The conflict between the government and Kachin Independence Army has left civilians with physical and mental scars, made thousands homeless and reduced life expectancy…

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