Aurora Kazi Bassett is the Business Development Manager for Proximity Designs, a Myanmar social enterprise founded in 2004. Proximity provides a platform of knowledge, ag tech and farm finance that creates a path out of poverty for rural families. This work is done by designing, making and selling irrigation systems, financial services, and farm advisory services across Myanmar. Aurora grew up between New York City and Harare. She joined Proximity after completing a Masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She has worked for a Tanzanian social enterprise focused on urban heritage preservation, conducted research for the government of Zanzibar and been a teacher and farmer at a school in rural Vermont.