About Us

The YWCA Microfinance was established in 1999 and later registered as a deposit-taking, microfinance institution under the Myanmar Ministry of Finance & Planning. The purpose of Yuwaddy Ahmahn Micro Finance is to serve women from underserved communities who have limited access to affordable financial services. Our financial services are collateral-free and we reach out to women with diverse ethnic and socio-religious backgrounds in Myanmar.


Empowering women through access to affordable financial services


  • To create communities of female borrowers who support each other with social and financial capital
  • To contribute to the economic growth and sustainable livelihoods of women and their families and communities.
  • To help families take advantage of income-generating activities to better cope with risk.
  • To contribute to greater gender equality and nondiscrimination.


By Love Serve One Another


  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Team Work
  • Transparent
  • Honesty

Our history

In early 1999, YWCA of Myanmar the Young Women Empowerment Group (YWEG) Project to implement microfinance services to households in a resettlement area in Yangon division and Pyin Oo Lwin (Mandalay division).  The project reached out to a total of 450 participants with promotion of savings and credit in solidarity groups together with nutritional support to selected malnourished children and stipend assistance to selected students in two locations—one in the outskirts of Yangon in resettlement area for 300 participants in four sites that is Hlaing Tharyar, North OKalapa, Insein and Hmawbi, the other in Pyin Oo Lwin in the Mandalay Division for 150 participants in three sites that is Kachinsu, Ani Sakan, and Pan Kying.  From January 2002 YWEG Project has started increasing the number of its participants to more than a thousand participants.