Through this project MNAB seeks to address the issue of poverty among the blind population in Myanmar. For a long time blind people in Myanmar have been marginalized, with most of their families living in poverty. MNAB plans to train 25 blind individuals and 25 sighted family members in soap making.
Many blind individuals and their families in Myanmar are living in poverty because there are very limited training and employment opportunities for them. Blind persons are seen as a burden in the family and most children from these families do not to go school. Blind individuals and their families will benefit from this because they become self sustainable. Children from these families will attend school and they can also employ other blind and sighted individuals thus creating employment.
MNAB provides training in soap making for 25 blind individuals and one sighted family member from each of the families who will give support. Participants are trained in soap making, market survey and planning, product packaging and communication skills.
The project will train 50 blind and sighted individuals in soap making them self sustainable. More children from these families will be able to attend school. Employment is created for more blind and sighted individuals thus alleviating poverty.