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Our work in numbers
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Year on Year Sales Growth
Year on Year Sales Growth
Proximity's sales have increased each year since 2004. For the current year, FY2013, we predict sales of 31,000 irrigation products, and 25,000 solar lanterns.
*In FY 2009, the Myanmar Delta was devastated by Cyclone Nargis. In response to the cyclone we concentrated our efforts on delivering humanitarian relief.
SOLAR LIGHTS SOLD
8,838 solar lights sold
Since launching sales nationwide in late 2012, Yetagon’s solar lights have been hugely popular. Find out more here
Rural households with increased income
$276 million generated
Sales of over 110,000 products and provision of services to over 75,000 people has led to an estimated $276 million in increased earnings for people living in poverty since 2004. To find out more about these numbers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People Directly Impacted
Since 2004, through the sales of products and the provisions of services, Proximity have helped over 486,500 people increase their household incomes and improve their quality of life. This number is far higher when factoring in the number of rural people who have benefited from the improved market access, school access and healthcare access as a result of one of Proximity's infrastructure projects.
INCREASE IN RICE YIELD SIZE
Proximity's Farm Advisory Services promote low cost farming techniques that are proven to increase yields by an average of 10-15%. So far, over 35,000 farmers in the Delta have received training on these techniques.
101,000+ loans provided
Proximity has given over 101,000 loans for either crops or products since 2009. Each of these loans is shown to generate, on average, $300 in increased income per family.
Completed Village Infrastructure Projects
546 infrastructure projects
Over 60,000 families have received an income from working on one of our infrastructure projects in the Ayeyarwady Delta or the central Dry Zone since 2010. Learn more.
Families receiving income from cash-for-work projects annually
In the past season over 34,000 families have received an income for their participation in one of Proximity's infrastructure project in either the Delta, or the Dry Zone. The money earned typically goes towards food for immediate consumption.
13 Papers on national economic policy produced and distributed
13 Harvard & Proximity research papers
Find out more about our ongoing research with Harvard University's ASH Center, and read our papers here.
of the rural population
Accessible to 80% of the rural population
With our extensive distribution network, Proximity has a tremendous geographical reach - over 10,000 villages, in 125 townships, across 9 states and divisions.