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Huffington Post on our first Myanmar Delegation

August 5, 2014  • Mickey Bergman

The open windows on the second floor of the Mandaley farmers’ association office do nothing to ease the unbearable heat of a balmy Mandaley afternoon in Burma. No breeze to speak of. But that doesn’t keep over 60 local farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs from a lively exchange as they inspect and dissect with their hands a Prakti clean cook stove. In 10 minutes, the conversation shifts from how the stove helps reduce fuel consumption and hazardous smoke into “how much does it cost?” “Can I buy 20 units and sell them here?” “How can we produce these in Burma?” — The wheels of entrepreneurship are turning. This is how businesses start. Read More on The Huffington Post.