This programme has completed its Circuit funding cycle and has now been handed over into the capable hands of the local Programme Director.
A group of budding social entrepreneurs in Shan State wanted to do something about the issues affecting their community – drug abuse and elderly neglect. They wanted to find ways to support the elderly poor and to create a drug rehabilitation centre for all of those people in the region who are addicted to opium.
They chose a business raising dairy cattle and selling milk and then using the profits to support these projects. Circuit found donors to support these initiatives. Today, the project not only generates funds, but also provides much-wanted milk to the community. The small dairy farm also provides vocational training for the recovering addicts.