Shangri-la is one of the 73 poorest counties in Yunnan Province, with an average annual household income of $2,623.
Because of lack of market access and bargaining power, villagers in Shangri-la County have to bear the below-the-market price offering and thus unable to sustain the families by selling coffee and honey.
The lack of education and vocational training opportunities in Myanmar pose a major challenge to improving livelihoods of the Burmese. Capacity-building and command structures in public institutions need to be urgently undertaken.(Read the full article)
The children belong to a community in Bihar called the musahar or the rat eater community. Members of this community are mostly landless labourers living in abysmal poverty for centuries. The literacy level in the community is less than 3%, and education is a distant dream.(Read the full article)