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“Myanmar Is A Nation of Small Farmers”

Interview with Jim Taylor
CEO and Co-founder of Proximity Designs

Please introduce yourself and Proximity Designs to our readers.

My name is Jim Taylor and I am the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Proximity Designs. Proximity Designs is a social business (social enterprise) that designs and delivers affordable, income-boosting products for rural families. Launched in 2004, we’re one of Myanmar’s largest providers of agricultural products and services across farm technology, agronomy services and finance.

A little bit about our name – we believe we need to work from a place of empathy and deep understanding of our customers, which comes from working closely with them, or being proximate​. We design ​all of our products and services so they make sense for our low-income, rural customers. Hence, the name Proximity Designs.