The number of distributing goods reached beyond 100 kinds
Borderless Link warehouse was built
It expanded the distribution network to 10 villages
Microfinance project started
It expanded the distribution network to 20 villages
It started the new social business model “Agricultural Total Support”
It is said that more than 60% of the population of Myanmar makes a living in agriculture and more than half of them are small scales farmers. Their problem is not only having small farm. They have various problems such as high interest rates by moneylenders, lack of technical knowledge of agriculture, difficulty of accessing markets. These problems make farmers not be able to get out of a poverty cycle. In order to solve these problems, our company is providing ‘Agricultural total support’ through before-seeding to after-harvest, which is composed of microfinance, delivery of agricultural materials, agricultural technics advice, and crop sales support.
Small scales farmers in rural areas in Myanmar suffer from a lot of problems due to low income. For instance, In the rural areas, many of the children are not able to attend junior high schools. Also, many of the farmers do not have access to safe water and electricity, and some families fall apart because of working apart from home. These are just some examples. Our family farmers who always treat us with a big smile and warm heart suffer from many problems in their lives. After we had been witnessing so many hardship of farmers in rural area for three years through operating our delivery business, we decided to start our agriculture total support business to increase their income and end the poverty cycle.
Small-holder farmers in Myanmar often face the similar difficulties through their farming. We found three main problems which making the farmers’ income low. First one is the “cash problem.” When these small-scale and low-income farmers start the season, most of them need to borrow some money from money lenders by high interest. Second is the lack of agricultural knowledge and technics. They have been relying on the “old way” which is not necessarily the best and most efficient way. Third one is the market access. The distance and the lack of information doesn’t allow them to sell the products with the best price. We are attacking these three barriers through micro finance, technical support, and market support by locating our “village manager” in every village.
BORDERLESS LINK is going to contribute to increase revenue of farmers and creating a sustainable society by agricultural total support business based on organic agricultural technics. There is a poverty cycle that is people who are born in a poor family in a developing country become impoverished and poor remain poor throughout their lives. There are a lot of people who are not able to have a hope for the future in the world. We aim at realizing society where everyone is able to broaden the possibilities of themselves wherever they are born.