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  • Clover Social Enterprise Gift Shop

    Kalaw, Myanmar
    Categories: souvenirs, artwork
    Find a gift made locally that benefits the community when you shop at Clover Social Enterprise Gift Shop in Kalaw, Myanmar. This shop sources goods from other social enterprises and offers a suprisingly nice range of unique offerings that you won't find in other spots (alongside some of the more classic options like paintings and crafts).
  • FXB Myanmar

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: souvenirs, artwork
    FXB Myanmar is a souvenir shop in Yangon that uses proceeds to support health, education, vocational training, and income generating activities for vulnerable people in Myanmar. The showroom sells colorful and well-crafted tapestries, curtain, furniture, clothes and toys, made by 40 people holding a FXB training diploma. The profits are used for their salaries, to buy raw materials, and to provide a small allowance to FXB’s apprentices.
  • Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp

    Kalaw, Myanmar
    Categories: animal sanctuary, ecotourism, tour operator
    Located 45 minutes outside of Kalaw, this small operation is both locally-owned and run by a family dedicated to rescuing elephants from the logging industry, as well as countering the negative effects of logging with reforestation projects. Travelers can spend a day at the camp helping feed and bathe the elephants, as well as enjoy a large buffet lunch and the chance to learn more about the social enterprise's mission.
  • Helping Hands

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: souvenirs, artwork
    Helping Hands is a social business focused on restoring traditional Burmese teak furniture — a beautiful legacy in Myanmar. The business employs over 50 skilled artisans to work along side ex-street children, training them in the art and skill of furniture restoration. Together they bring old, unloved furniture back to life. You can pick up a stunning souvenir, send home beautifully carved teak furniture, or buy a local handicraft to take home and remember your trip to Myanmar.
  • Hla Day

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: artwork, clothing shop
    Hla Day is a social enterprise operating in Yangon, Myanmar. The shop applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in the lives of its producers. Working with Myanmar artisans, disadvantaged groups, and small local businesses, Hla Day designs, develops, and sells quality handmade products with a contemporary twist.
  • Inle Heritage

    Inle Lake, Myanmar
    Categories: ecotourism, class/workshop, hotel/guesthouse, cooking class, restaurant/cafe
    Take a learning journey through this organization, which is committed to preserving the region's unique cultural heritage while offering interesting tourism experiences — proceeds contribute to the local community. With a boutique hotel, cooking classes, an award-winning restaurant, Inle Lake tours, and more, there's a range of ways to support this organization's work.
  • Laguna Ecoldoge

    Ngapali Beach, Myanmar
    Categories: hotel/guesthouse
    Enjoy a relaxing stay right on the beach at this basic ecolodge. It's set among many higher end resorts and offers travelers a responsible travel alternative with view from rooms right onto the sand and water.
  • LinkAge Yangon

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Linkage is a training restaurant and art gallery founded by a group of volunteers. Its main objective is to build the capacity of children and youth living in poverty by providing vocational training in the culinary field and better access to education. This is a very small restaurant offering travelers delicious Burmese and Chinese fusion dishes.
  • MBoutik

    Bagan, Myanmar
    Categories: clothing shop
    MBoutik is a social enterprise arm of Action Aid, providing opportunities for marginalised women in rural villages of Bagan. The group also provides support services including literacy and numeracy training, HIV prevention, medical care and treatment programs, gender rights, child care etc
  • Myanmar Adventure Outfitters

    Lashio, Myanmar
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Organize a memorable day trip chock full of adventure activities, or take a custom motorbike tour of the region from Lashio toward China — an experience completely different from anything you can do elsewhere in Myanmar.