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Youth volunteers’ assistance gives rural poor a better life

A joint project by Phongsavanh Bank and Lao Front for National Development is aiming to give poor people of Longxan district in Xaysomboun province a better life.

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- “Makers of Tomorrow” sees innovative learning space created on campus with boost from Bosch
The realisation of a simple idea and the construction of a creative learning space was the concept of a team of student winners in Bosch’s “Makers of Tomorrow” contest.... More >>>
- Bokeo weaver keeps Taileu traditions alive
" I loved weaving long skirts very much when I was a young girl. Weaving is difficult, but nothing is too difficult for me,” a weaver from the Taileu ethnic group in Bokeo province, Ms Bouaphath Thammasang, said.... More >>>
- Disabled Lao man raises the profile of cycling in the region
He doesn’t have a perfect body like other people but that doesn’t prevent Mr Vilaphone Phouthavongxay from dreaming big.... More >>>
- Lao, British storytellers share their love of folktales
A professional Lao storyteller, Siphai Thammavong, and his British partner Polly Tisdall have been taking to the stage to give animated renditions of traditional Lao and British folk tales.... More >>>
- Khaolam: making the most of newly harvested rice
The end of the year also sees the end of the rice harvest in Laos. The gentle fragrance of the new rice as it’s steaming wafts out from kitchens around the country and is a reminder of days past when khaolam was cooked by housewives at this time of the year.... More >>>
- Traditional weavers use skills to rise above poverty
The traditional and beautiful Lainark and Laiphakkoud designs from Huaphan province take prominent position in the Khaysy Handicraft Shop, a social enterprise aimed at generating a sustainable income for traditional weavers.
Shop owner Ms Khaysy Sorphabmixay has expressed her pride in promoting and selling traditional weavings, which has become a sustainable livelihood for her and her family.  ... More >>>
- Beauty salon promotes Luang Prabang traditional dress
He carefully uses a brown pen to draw a neat curve on the eyelid of a woman as she sits in front of a large mirror to be made up for a photo shoot at the Beauty Salon Luangphathsalaphan shop.... More >>>
- Highlights of a journalism fellowship focussing on child education in Singapore
I am one of 16 recipients of this year’s Asia Journalist Fellowships, who have varied backgrounds and come from 13 countries.... More >>>
- Xekong family proudly making mark with handmade textiles
An ethnic family in Xekong province is proud that many people, including foreigners, have expressed an interest in their handmade textiles. ... More >>>
- Cricket breeding fills entrepreneur's pockets
Everyone wants to succeed in their occupation and improve their living standards and one enterprising Vientiane man has turned to breeding cricket to reach his goals. ... More >>>

- Singer, music label chief finds extra fame in restaurant game
Ms Khambang Phonvisai is an active, ambitious and experienced vocalist who has been singing for many years.
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- Youthful movie director shares his path to success
Young movie director Chantheva Dithhavong, 21, better known as Zumo, has had an incredible rise to fame in the entertainment world following the success of his series Bad Friend through social media outlets, which has generated rave reviews from legions of young people. ... More >>>
- Student filmmaker headed for contest in Japan with award-winning movie
When Thanongsing Bongdara, a 14-year-old student at Homsavanh School, decided to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker, little did he know that he would quickly make a mark at a student film contest. ... More >>>
- Student filmmaker headed for contest in Japan with award-winning movie
When Thanongsing Bongdara, a 14-year-old student at Homsavanh School, decided to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker, little did he know that he would quickly make a mark at a student film contest. ... More >>>
- Fishmonger recounts life in the raw
The sound of vendors chopping pork and fish echoes around Nongduang market in Vientiane as Ms Toun Inthavong uses a big sharp knife and a pestle to hammer the knife and cut big pieces of Mekong fish for the local and foreign customers who wait in lin e at her stall. ... More >>>
- Crayfish help a farmer earn a better income for his family
For many years, Mr Anouvong Luangxay (Nou) was downhearted because his efforts at rearing animals did not lead to profits that would supplement the income from his farm. ... More >>>
- Vientiane school promotes road safety
Shortly before 4 pm on Monday to Friday each week, a group of students and teachers at Vientiane Secondary School walk to the busy road outside and prepare to stop vehicles so that other students can safely cross the street. ... More >>>
- Young Lao fashionista makes waves on catwalk
A boy from the southern province of Champassak has achieved his dream of being a fashion designer and creating his own brand, helping to bring the Lao fashion industry to international attention. ... More >>>
- Organic crops eating into veggie sales
Organic croppers serving the capital's markets are shifting produce in increasing volumes, generating significant incomes for households and local communities. ... More >>>
- Eat Me Café serves up popular menu for young crowd
Eat Me Café is a small restaurant, which opened only two years ago, serving popular snacks and dishes very popular with teens and young adults. ... More >>>
- Agriculture teacher successfully follows his dream
Thousands of tudpoles and young amphibians are enjoying dipping up and down in ponds and prepared nets. These animals are a successful outcome of breeding research by MrTiengkham Syavong, a teacher at Dongkhamxang Agriculture Technical School in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane. ... More >>>
- How two Lao photographers achieved success with their studio
The Moment Wedding studio has become one of the most popular studios in Laos by using social media, especially Facebook, to share its beautiful pictures and videos of marriages. ... More >>>
- Young businessman celebrates decade on air with Lao Star
Amid a strongly growing economy, the number of enterprises is on the rise in Laos, a land-locked country with a population of almost 7 million people. ... More >>>
- Charity team gives from the heart direct to rural communities
The Paiduaychai Haiduayhak volunteer team was begun by a normal everyday fellow who loves adventure, taking photos, and giving social assistance in rural areas. ... More >>>
- Chinese senior citizens reveal secrets of long life
 Beijing: China is a country where the life expectancy is more than 80 years and people live longer than most around the world. ... More >>>
- Lao sausages' unique tastes from ancient recipes, local ingredients
The smoke hanging over the streets of cities and towns across Laos in the early mornings and late afternoons is a sign that a variety of food is being grilled for hungry customers travelling to or from work and home... More >>>
- Visitors flock to four-ways for Vatsira's insect-friendly fare
nsects have long been a favourite local snack in Laos but are now also proving increasingly successful in attracting curious foreign tourist groups to 4 Junction Beer Vatsira in the heart of Vientiane. ... More >>>
- Orlam stew a chief among Luang Prabang cuisine
Luang Prabang is known well for its world heritage values, recognised as the most famo us region of Laos for visitors. ... More >>>
- Tam Marktong a salad instead of a coffee break to refresh energy
Some Lao people are likely to eat a lot at lunch because they skip breakfast due to the limited time in the morning or because they are engaged in very hard work and need more energy. ... More >>>
- Katu textile, traditional clothes shine among foreigners
Currently, fashion and clothes from overseas or Western societies are popular with Lao people, especially teenagers.
On the other hand, some foreigners are interested in traditional Lao textiles style. ... More >>>



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