Myanmar Artisan Toolkit (MAT)

Provides a practical toolkit for craft makers in Myanmar to build a sustainable business, as well as promote growth in the sector.


Hla Day Myanmar

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Social causes


SDGs covered

Endorsed by

Impact Hub Yangon

Market of Implementation

  • Myanmar


  • Demand for handmade, unique craft products is increasing and Myanmar artisans need to meet buyer’s expectations well.
  • Crafts are the second largest urban employment group in the rural workforce and the third largest employment group in rural workforce in Myanmar.
  • There has been a gap in accessible and practical business training for artisans across Myanmar. There is often no thought of including business training in any technical training that exists for the crafts sector.
  • Minimize vulnerability to exploitation from sales agents by empowering local artisans with confidence and skill to conduct their own business


  • A coordinated approach is needed to maximize the impact and outreach of the Myanmar Artisan Toolkit.
  • Extend involvement to more organizational partners, using a scalable technology solution that extends the intervention beyond initial trainings, thus magnifying the support and impact for artisans.
  • Develop a supportive and connected network for artisans through improved business skills and generation of improved market opportunities for local products.
  • Provide demand-driven business development services to artisans and craft businesses through targeted accessible training, coaching and workshop opportunities.

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