The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses – Corner Shop Myanmar – Part 3

Daw Lae Lae Khaing, a business owner in the Shwe Pyi Thar Township, Myanmar, said that she surprisingly doesn’t have any challenges in getting supplies amidst the COVID pandemic. Even though her regular suppliers were running out of stock she had the brilliant idea of looking for an alternative source of supplies. Since the pandemic […]

Case Studies, It is Not Easy to Write Good Ones

Case studies, case studies…. Ever since I started working on financial inclusion, clients required case studies as part of the deliverables. Whether conducting a study, an evaluation, a mid-term review, or developing program design, we almost always had to write some case studies. When writing a proposal to bid for an assignment, we think case […]

Data as a Utility

‘Utility Services’ is a chic word to describe things like electricity, piped drinking water, and other basic services, generally provided by the municipality or other government institutions. When I was young, the postal services and some banking services (postal savings services) were utilities but that is actually a separate topic. Utilities are those services that […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses – Corner Shop Myanmar – Part 2

The grocery shop owner’s name is Daw Moe Moe Win Khaing, and her shop was established in May 2021. She also earns a second income by giving tailoring training services. However, the income generated by her tailoring lesson business is very limited. She lives with her two children, her husband, her mother, and her brother. […]

The COVID-19 Toll – A Look Through the Journey of Mohammad, a Small Corner Shop Owner in Mali

The Corner Shop Diaries Project The Covid-19 toll – A look through the journey of Mohammad, a small corner shop owner in Mali My name is Mohammad Yattara, from Dire, a region of Timbuktu in northern Mali. Since 2012 this part of my country has been paralyzed by a Tuareg rebellion (an ethnic group from northern […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses – Corner Shop Myanmar – Part 1

Name: Daw Aye Aye Maw Business Type: Retailing vegetables Business Started: 2017 The small business owner is called Daw Aye Aye Maw who runs a retail vegetable shop at her house. She started her retail shop in 2017 and this is the main income source for her family. She is divorced and has a 2 […]

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