The Women Craft Producers Association is a collective in the Magwe region of Myanmar. The WCPA is a social business concept working towards the aim of economically, socially and culturally supporting women producers. The WCPA has made impressive strides and continues to demonstrate potential for increased impact.
Historically, women in Dry Zone have been unable to access both government services and the business community. WCPA creates tangible and effective links between the women producers, the regulatory process and market mechanisms. In this manner, the social business is able to accomplish its objectives to reduce poverty and to connect to market demand.
Private businesses in Bagan and Yangon have access to high quality Myanmar-made textiles and handicrafts. Public services and informal education sessions are now accessible to rural communities, and the program is compatible with the GoM’s policies to alleviate rural poverty and promote inclusive growth.