Mission start 1992
Impacted population 2,000,000

To lift families out of extreme poverty and fight against social injustices


Myanmar is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Asia. In 2019, it ranked 145th out of 191 countries on the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index

The country has suffered from political conflict for decades. In 2021, a new crisis erupted, jeopardizing many of the impressive development gains the country has made over the past 15 years.

A combination of economic instability, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and escalating conflict means that nearly half the population now lives below the poverty line.

FXB in action

FXB Myanmar’s projects in the areas of economic and community development, vocational training, protection and health strengthen the capacity for action and development of the communities in which FXB operates.

Furthermore, gender inequality and women’s exposure to violence, harassment and abuse are not only critical protection risks, but also a significant obstacle to the country’s development. It is essential that women and girls have full access to education, vocational training, and economic opportunities and that their leadership capacities are strengthened to enable them to participate in mainstream decision making. FXB places particular emphasis on these issues.


Our ongoing programs

Along with women and girls, internally displaced persons are considered FXB Myanmar’s primary target group. It is essential to provide them with full access to information on essential health and social issues, vocational training, economic opportunities, adequate health care and leadership capacity building.

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We are happy to see generations of women and children able to take advantage of the support offered to them to gradually and successfully build their self-esteem and thrive.

Dr Cho Cho Mar Kyaw, FXB Myanmar Director

Mission impact

FXB began operations in Myanmar in 1992 to provide economic and social reintegration to 95 Burmese girls rescued from forced prostitution during a police raid in Thailand initiated by FXB founder Albina du Boisrouvray and the Thai government. FXB then created a program in Myanmar to offer them an alternative to prostitution and allow for individualized reintegration, according to each girl’s aspirations and abilities. Many of them were involved in trafficking from a young age and had very little education. They, therefore, undertook basic vocational and management training and received a small amount in the form of seed capital to start an economic activity. As the program grew rapidly, FXB created its own vocational training center to extend its intervention to young people in extremely precarious situations and people infected with HIV/AIDS.

FXB has been providing essential support to Myanmar since 1992. Our programs and projects have reached more than 2 million children and adults in their communities in different states and regions of Myanmar through these various activities : 

  • Emergency and reconstruction operations after Cyclone Nargis and other major floods;
  • HIV prevention and comprehensive care projects as well as awareness campaigns;
  • Human trafficking awareness campaigns; 
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence prevention and response;
  • Education and vocational and training; 
  • Economic and community development FXBVillage programs;
  • Floating Clinics. 


– Read our annual report on activities in Myanmar in 2022 :FXB Myanmar_Annual report_2022

– See some of our completed projects: Completed Project: Implement skills development approaches – Myanmar