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Myanmar Authorities Expand MWEA’S Wings

Myanmar will set up a Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Center geared toward serving to women take up entrepreneurship and develop the caliber of women who’re confined to their homes, based on the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs’ Association (MWEA).

The center is designed to improve the lives of women and assist those who wish to set up small and medium enterprises, along with serving to them secure an agricultural credit, stated Daw Khin Lay, chairperson of the MWEA, on the affiliation’s annual general assembly held within the commercial metropolis of Yangon on Monday.

Formed with over 2,000 members, the MWEA organizes seminars typically to educate and offer information in regards to the micro-finance sector.

Based on MWEA, ladies from the affiliation, who’ve achieved success within the economic and social sectors, have obtained 32 awards conferred by the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

In the meantime, the federal government highlighted the position of women within the peace-making course, calling on women of financial sectors to exploit their wealth and proficiency in enterprise for the peace of the nation.

Of the 54.1 million inhabitants in Myanmar as of April 1, 28.152 million or 52% are women, by estimation, based on the 2014 census of inhabitants and households.

MWEA, established in 1995, is a non-Government, non-profit, non-political and nonreligious association. It aims to unite and bring world attention to the function and capabilities of women entrepreneurs in Myanmar.

It gathers power and enterprise of Myanmar women, into the sisterhood with awareness, national and international vision of social and self-development.

It is also a federation member of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). It is also linked with the International Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (IFWE).