Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

For Myanmar’s young women, tourism provides a way out of poverty

  • Working women are frowned upon in Myanmar society but for housekeeping supervisor Ae Ae Phyo Aung who earns up to US$400 a month, tourism is a way to a more prosperous future
  • The 39-year-old earns more than her husband and her salary goes towards savings and luxury items

Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
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