Celebrating 5 Years of Advancing Financial Inclusion in Myanmar
Originally a project of Save the Children International, Early Dawn Microfinance Company Limited (DAWN) began providing loans to low-income women in peri-urban areas of Yangon in 2002. In 2015, DAWN transformed into an independent financial institution with new shareholders: Accion International; FMO, the Dutch development bank; and Triodos Investment Management.
Today, DAWN is one of Myanmar’s largest and most prominent microfinance institutions. As of its official 5th anniversary, March 16, 2020, DAWN serves over 250,000 clients across Myanmar and has an outstanding loan portfolio of over MMK80 billion (USD57 million). DAWN is registered with Myanmar’s Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry and operates with a deposit-taking license granted by the Federal Regulatory Department.