WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to uplift the lives of the underdeveloped community members at the grass-roots level and to eradicate poverty in the long-run through social initiative projects.
Many parts of Myanmar are affected by drought each year. Thousands of other remote communities do not have access to clean water. Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation began the Water Project to provide these affected communities with clean drinking water through the drilling of tube wells, distribution with water bowsers, and the restoration of neighbouring lakes.
In 2008, a group of volunteers formed a quick and organized humanitarian response in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis. They coordinated the supply of food, water, basic medicine, and clothing to victims, and the first Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation (BFM) project was mobilized. Today, BFM is called upon in every cyclone, flood, and earthquake to connect members of the relief and volunteering community and respond to national disasters and emergencies across Myanmar.
Many women in Myanmar are gifted in skills and entrepreneurial talent, but lack the credit or financial history required to apply for loans. These women often have limited opportunity to pursue higher education and develop new employable skills. Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation began a not-for-profit microfinance and financial literacy programme to help women kick start and grow their small businesses. Since then, BFM has expanded its efforts to include vocational training in tailoring and computing, equipping women with new skills to find employment or start their own business.
A Micro-finance License was granted to BFM by the Financial Regulatory Department (FRD) under the Ministry of Planning and Finance in 2013.
Education is a critical building block in the socio-economic development of a country. While over 9 million youth and children in Myanmar attend schools with primary and secondary education, not all have the opportunity to complete their university studies. To address this, BFM launched a need-based scholarship programme, awarded to students in underserved communities who have completed their secondary education. Today, the BFM Scholarship Programme supports more than 1000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental, Education, Computing, Economics, Business, Technology and Engineering, and Law.