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Coffee helps remote family banish poverty

Growing rice was difficult and unsuitable to improve living standards for Mr Bounkuay Manyvong's family, so they instead decided to grow coffee to sell which was the right job for them to earn money.

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- Weaving group faces marketing challenge
Ms Chansamay Sorsaengsouliyan politely answers a customer's question about the quality, and the background, of the cotton woven napkins she is displaying at her booth at Lao-ITECC, in Vientiane. Ms Chansamay, is a member of the Lao Silk and Cotton Handicraft Group in Khamyard village, Xanasomboun district, Champassak province. The province is located in the south of Laos some 700 km from Vientiane. .   More >>>
- Animal husbandry helps rural family have a better life
Working in the office and waiting for a salary each month was not enough for one family to meet monthly payments, which forced Mr Somvang Manbounmy to rear animals to earn more money as well.
Each day, Mr Somvang wakes up early to feed and take care of his chickens before taking a bath, putting on his uniform and going to work.   .   More >>>
- Silk products sustain weavers’ income
As many of you may already know, Huaphan is one of the most famous places in Laos for weaving, and it is Huaphan’s women who are preserving this weaving tradition to pass it on from generation to generation. 
Not only are the women proud of their weaving it also it creates a sustainable income for the weavers; such as Ms Bouavone Akharthongkham..   More >>>
Alms giving inspires vendor to raise income via sweet treats
Variously stuffed sticky rice boiled in banana leaf, the sweet and sticky Lao treat khaotom is increasingly proving a sustainable source of income for Ms Thongsouk and her five children as they live and thrive above the poverty line..   More >>>
Farming a surefire way to banish poverty
It is quite difficult to save money and improve one’s lot by having only one source of income, as Mr Keo Bounkhampha and his family found out, so they decided to grow crops and also raise animals. .   More >>>
Weaver preserves national heritage, improves women’s livelihoods thanks to time-honoured craft
Over many years she has strictly preserved Lao traditional patterns described as ‘Lao pattern weaving’, an exemplar of the nation’s cultural heritage..   More >>>
Persistence as rice farmer ploughs way to profit
Some farmers are deciding to give up planting rice to low prices, but Mr Ounheuan Thammavong thinks differently.
Today, he is still busy with fork and plough at the ready at his two-hectare rice farm in Hongngua village, Naxaithong district.
He never forgets that these rice fields have allowed his family to eat, earn and thrive for more than 40 years.   More >>>
Medicinal plant products earn their maker a healthy wage 
Today, many Lao people realise how important it is to take care of their health and are buying more and more traditional medicine products.More >>>
Chicken farm helps rural family rise above poverty
Every family has different ways of earning a living and bettering their lot in life. Mrs Kongthong Vongphaylot in Xayaboury province chose to rear laying hens and sell their eggs to earn money. More >>>
- Pig farming helps Savannakhet family to rise above poverty
People in remote areas nationwide are slowly emerging from poverty, with animal husbandry often proving to be the mainstay in the provision of a sustainable income. More >>>
- Small farm helps rural family make the move from poverty
Rural residents across Laos have been working in agricultural production and animal husbandry for centuries and it has played a central role in creating better living standards and helping them move away from poverty. More >>>
- Concerted efforts bringing change to Khammuan
Social and economic development is the foundation for progress in Yommalath district, Khammuan province, and at the forefront of the battle to improve living standards and bring prosperity. More >>>
- Snack-fueled production group chips away at poverty in Vientiane province
Ms Chanthao Tanming slowly slices taro into thin chips before frying them to perfection in piping hot vegetable oil. More >>>
- Fish farming proves a good catch for Bokeo housewife
With only her husband earning an income to sustain the family, one Bokeo household found they were unable to improve their circumstances so Mrs Onkeo Yotvongsa decided to try fish farming to augment their savings. More >>>
- Mulberry trees prove good for health and wealth
Mr Somphone Chanthadala and his family have turned the traditional use of the mulberry tree into the basis of several products which are earning them more than six million a month. More >>>

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