Meet the Hardworking Women Behind Iloilo’s Hablon

Weaver

Behind every intricate and striking design of a hand-woven fabric called Hablon are 30 hardworking and empowered women of Indag-an Primary Multi-purpose Cooperative (IPMPC) with CBN-PH000000191, which has been operating for more than 20 years in the heart of Miagao, Iloilo. Hablon, which plays a vital role on the culture of Miagao, is a popular textile … Continue reading Meet the Hardworking Women Behind Iloilo’s Hablon

Meet Nolan Ray & Egay, A Domestic Helper Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

ButtonUp Mushroom Farm, Philippines SMEs, Philippines Business, ASEAN SMEs, Southeast Asian Business, Small Medium Enterprises, ASEAN

How does it feel to be away from your family because it's the only way you and your family would survive? The Founder of ButtonsUp Mushroom Farm (CBN-PH000000189) is a former domestic helper and all of the owners are actually former and current Overseas Filipino Workers. Egay, the former Domestic Helper in Singapore is a single … Continue reading Meet Nolan Ray & Egay, A Domestic Helper Turned Successful Entrepreneurs

Meet Do Van Thuy, Never Giving Up on the Green Tea Industry

Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Vina Tea, Vietnam SMEs, Vietnam Business, ASEAN Business, Southeast Asia Business, Southeast Asians

At the age of 53, a man was standing on an empty land, his name is Do Van Thuy, he used to have a job, a very honored and stable job; he was one of the best president that Bao Loc city has ever had. Fear, uncertainty and hope, these feelings never change regardless of how old … Continue reading Meet Do Van Thuy, Never Giving Up on the Green Tea Industry

Meet Lazarus Toto, Fighting Unfair Prices of Meat in West Timor to Give a Better Life for Farmers

Ranch, West Timor, Toto Ranch, Indonesia SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Small Medium Enterprises

It was a meant-to-be realization for Lazarus Toto, owner of Toto Ranch (CBN-ID000000281). On one of his visits to the capital city Jakarta, Indonesia, he realized during a steak lunch at local steakhouse how outrageous the price of 180 gram of steak. 4 hours later, back at his hometown, same steak dinner with bigger portion costs … Continue reading Meet Lazarus Toto, Fighting Unfair Prices of Meat in West Timor to Give a Better Life for Farmers

Here’s What You Can Learn From Pursuing Your Passion To A Business

Fashion designer

Every child's dream - no matter how gigantic it may look - is possible.  And this was proven by Khun Wisa who penetrated the fashion industry in Thailand with her stylish yet comfortable shoes for ladies. "Right from when I was a young child, I knew that I liked everything (related) with the fashion industry. … Continue reading Here’s What You Can Learn From Pursuing Your Passion To A Business

Meet Aung Myat Kyaw, Making Myanmar a Popular Tourist Destination

Myanmar Tourism

At the age of 26, Aung Myat Kyaw from Myanmar started his own travel agency, Orchestra Travel & Tours, CBN- MM000000145,  in 1994 when back then you can still count the number of travel agencies in Myanmar. His love for travelling as he has been to many countries motivated him to somehow start his travel company. … Continue reading Meet Aung Myat Kyaw, Making Myanmar a Popular Tourist Destination

Meet Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

Orphanage

When she could just choose to pursue her teaching career and live happily with her husband, Ingrid van der Mark, a Dutch expat in Indonesia,  chose the road less traveled. Seeing the misery of abandoned children as she lived in a poor neighborhood in Jakarta, opened her eyes to build an orphanage, Lestari Sayang Anak … Continue reading Meet Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

Meet Teerapat Praisan, Building His Canal Tour in Thailand after an Epiphany in India

Thai Canal Tour, Teerapat Praisan, Charity, tourism, Thailand SMEs, Thailand Business, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Thailand

Ditching the corporate job as a Real Estate Agent in the USA was never easy for Tom Praisan, but it was through a breakthrough realization during his travel to India that paved the way to build his own tour business. "During the recession in 2008-2010, it was a tough time," he recalled.  Nevertheless, he still … Continue reading Meet Teerapat Praisan, Building His Canal Tour in Thailand after an Epiphany in India

Meet Nitesh Gianchandani, Helping Turning People’s Passion into Real Profession

Nitesh Gianchandani, PLATO Indonesia, Indonesian Business, Indonesian SMEs, ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Indonesia

Admitting to being a driven person from a young age, Nitesh Gianchandani had always swum against the stream. Based on his own experience to have a profession that is led by his passion, he created PLATO Indonesia (CBN-ID000000189), a platform that helps its members to decide what field of work they felt most energized with, and … Continue reading Meet Nitesh Gianchandani, Helping Turning People’s Passion into Real Profession

Meet Jody Taylor, Connecting Aspiring Musicians to Their Future in Showbiz

WriteRhythm, music platform, online music platform, Bali Business, Indonesia, Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs Indonesia, Indonesia SMEs

It is certainly nothing new and within Faces Behind ASEAN SMEs, we see time and time again people who have made difference by doing what they love to do. This time, we are lucky enough to have a talk with Jody Taylor, a Bali-based music producer who started WriteRhythm (CBN-ID000000178), an online platform that connects music … Continue reading Meet Jody Taylor, Connecting Aspiring Musicians to Their Future in Showbiz