Month: March 2018

Collecting trash

Collecting trash amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Yangon. Obviously it doesn’t make a big difference in the great scheme of things, but it’s surprisingly how quickly a street can be cleaned up. So maybe it does make a difference after all? Next…

Clean Yangon, Green Yangon

Today we were trash heroes! We joined up with a group and picked up bits and pieces of rubbish off the street — it wasn’t for that long, but we managed to get really hot and sweaty and fill a fair few bags between…

Business meeting

Look! We’re all wearing white shirts, so businesslike of us😉. Here we’re so happy to have discovered Singaporean accountant Everitt and finally get some clarity into how we should run our project. NGO, company, or social enterprise? Local, foreign or joint venture? Taxes: when,…

Recycling kids

These gorgeous kids are doing a great job collecting plastic bottles off the street. They take them by the sack to a depot nearby where they get paid; it’s probably a valuable contribution to their family economy. Soft plastic bags have no value so…

Shake, rattle and roll

This is how we get around to our business meetings in Yangon. Dead cheap and we’re always delivered more or less to the door. You have to run and jump a bit sometimes to get on to the bus but the drivers are pretty…

Green rooftops?

I would love to get hold of this rooftop and make it green! #bokashimyanmar #greenrooftops #greenyangon

Recycled plastic with Chu Chu

Recycled plastic Yangon-style! This organisation is doing a fantastic job doing small scale plastic recycling. They manufacture some great stuff from the ”new” materials they produce. This is their latest design, nexr time we go to visit them I really want to buy a…

Brave attempts

Lots of brave attempts to grow something nice on a street corner. A bit tough when there’s no good soil… Which is why we’re going to give bokashi a good chance! /Jenny #bokashimyanmar #bokashi #urbansoilsucks

Doh Eain, making alleys great again

Downtown Yangon has all these back alleys, sort of like a common back yard for residents. Normally they look pretty disgusting: rubbish, mould, bad sewerage, and drainage that doesn’t cope with monsoon. This is a shiny, clean alley! Complete with kids and dogs. This…

Cashews on trees

Who would have thought cashew nuts look like this when they grow? We’re sticking our nose into everything these days, and when we came across a cashew nut plantation on the way back from the rice mill we just had to check it out….

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