In the midst of transitioning to democracy, Myanmar is undergoing rapid cultural and political shifts that have created economic opportunity for historically poor individuals to lift themselves from poverty through business creation and entrepreneurship. There is a real urgency to prepare citizens to participate in the many economic and livelihood opportunities this offers. At MasterCard, we are committed to connecting people and communities with opportunity and believe in the power of entrepreneurship as a path to full financial inclusion. That is one reason why MasterCard is excited to be working with Mercy Corps in Myanmar to launch Business and Financial Literacy for Success which provides critical business and financial literacy training to develop the management skills needed to grow new businesses.
Mercy Corps is a global organization that works to alleviate poverty on a global scale and help people build secure, productive communities by focusing on sustainable economic development, health services, and emergency, disaster response and natural disaster relief.