Aung Din Taylor, Debbie
Debbie Aung Din Taylor is Co-founder of Proximity Designs, a non-profit social enterprise operating in Myanmar since 2004. Proximity designs, makes and sells products and services that provide a path out of poverty for rural families. These include farm irrigation devices, financial services and farm advisory services. Proximity operates a full-scale design lab in Yangon. Products and services are designed for extreme affordability and typically boost productivity and incomes by $200-$300, so families can afford education, health and food. Proximity has products and services in over 9,000 villages across Myanmar.
Aung Din has lived and worked in Mississippi, Cambodia and Indonesia. She has worked for NGOs, USAID, the UN and the World Bank. Aung Din holds an MA from Harvard University in public policy and development economics. She received awards from the Schwab Foundation (World Economic Forum) and Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship. She has been engaged in economic and design research throughout Myanmar since 1995.