Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
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Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
Daw Thiri Thant Mon, 38, left Myanmar in the mid-nineties when the country’s universities were closed, to study economics at William and Mary in the US. She began working in finance at Capital One in the US and the UK before an MBA at the London Business School and joined one of the world’s leading investment banks, Morgan Stanley in London in 2006. Daw Thiri Thant Mon returned to Myanmar in 2013 as Head of Corporate Development for Yoma Strategic Holdings. Since September, she has been running a new company, Sandanila.

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