Based in Yangon, Helping Hands is a social business restoring old, Burmese, teak furniture. Employing over 50 people, skilled artisans work along side ex-street children, training them in the art and skill of furniture restoration. Together they bring old, unloved furniture back to life.


Helping Hands has a strong commitment to education, daily classes are held teaching Literacy, English and Mathematics. Specialized courses including photography, business skills and swimming are also offered. All workers have access to a medical fund and flexible working conditions.

From cabinets to chairs, desks to chests, we work with a large range of furniture, each with it's own elegance and character. Also at the workshop we produce our beautiful breadboards and spoons, hand crafted from old teak and finished with coconut oil.