Melanie Edwards

Lilypad Myanmar


Melanie Edwards is a native of North Carolina who has been living and working in the mountains of Myanmar for the past fifteen years. She began rural assessment and community development work in 2001. Melanie helped establish Lilypad as a local company in 2006 with projects ranging from ceramic water filters, interlocking compressed earth blocks, Moringa, natural farming, to raising rabbits and stink-free pigs. Melanie is currently leading an exploration into a specialty coffee initiative in southern Shan State.


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