Our Work

Doh Eain carries out three types of activities:

  • Community research & consultation, participatory design processes and mobilisation
  • (Prefinanced) renovation/upgrading works
  • Property management, i.e. support with subsequent leasing out or other use of a property or space such as tours/visits & events as well as maintenance

For prefinanced projects with a revenue model, space or property owners and Doh Eain enter into at least a 5 year revenue-sharing agreement, during which Doh Eain takes responsibility for property management. During the first years of this agreement the renovation costs (material and labour) are paid back from the newly generated income.

During these 5 years, 20% of the newly generated income of buildings or spaces goes to Doh Eain to cover its operational expenses which amongst others include research, design work, renovation supervision, marketing and maintenance. 5% of the newly generated income is collected by Doh Eain as a “CSR” fee towards our non-revenue generating projects.

Our non-revenue generating activities mostly concern research, lobby, and the improvement of common or public space such as community gardens and children’s playgrounds.


After opening a shop on a nearby street and moving into the space upstairs, Daw Moe Moe Win and her sister decided to collaborate with Doh Eain in upgrading their previous apartment. Over the course of 4 months, Doh Eain spent 13,000 renovating Daw Moe Moe Win’s old apartment on 25 street. After renovation, rent went up from 235 USD/month to 950 USD/month. Deducting monthly payments for the renovation (including cost of capital), Doh Eain’s operations, and the 5% CSR fee, Daw Moe Moe Win now earns 350 USD/month. She is assured of this income for the coming 5 years and will not have to worry about maintenance. After 5 years, she can take over organising tenants or continue work with Doh Eain as property manager at a reduced rate.

Home owners together with the Doh Eain project team