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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.

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- 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 >>>
- Saravan family turns to pig farming to bring home the bacon
Waking up early and starting the hard work of tending to animals and crops each day is normal for Mr Phouy Chanthavong and his family and they depend on their labour to keep themselves above poverty. More >>>
- Noodle maker savours success
He gets up 2am every day, while most people are happily sleeping under a blanket. He transports his products along foggy roads in cool weather in the early morning to market vendors who have ordered them in advance. More >>>
- Popular barber boosts income with top notch cuts
Fashionable Korean hairstyles are increasingly popular in Laos
Sitting on a chair at Mr Ngam's barber shop, a customer directs his index finger in the direction of a picture on the wall depicting a well known Korean artist and his popular head of hair. More >>>
- Crops help remote family reach better living standards
Agricultural production and animal husbandry are playing an important part in helping villagers in Naxaiyai village, Saravan reach better living standards while also helping Mr Nit Keomany's family become a model family in the community. More >>>
- Infrastructure expansion helps to spur development in Xayaboury
Infrastructure improvement is playing an important role in raising living standards nationwide, and Hongsa district in Xayaboury province is one of many areas benefitting from such changes. More >>>
- Hadxaifong farmer reaps rewards of agriculture
He picks his hednanglom mushroom crop for four months in a row and gathers hedkhonkhao mushrooms to sell over a period of six months. And he sells limes in the summer when the price is high. More >>>
- Artisan wants students to preserve traditional pottery heritage
Even though he is now 68 years of age, the potter continues to sit on the chair, his eyes focused on the s pinning clay while his hands mold the shape of the bowl. More >>>
- Borikhamxay closes in on development targets
Development and poverty eradication is the target of all officials nationwide and Borikhamxay is one of many provinces that are moving closer to this goal as living standards change for the better year by year. More >>>
- Orange juice sweetens life for Hadxaifong family
He was very proud to see that his orange juice attracted so many customers, who queued up to buy juice that was made in Laos instead of outside the country. More >>>
- Xieng Khuang makes strides along road to development
People in rural areas are still suffering difficult conditions so the government is accelerating efforts to stimulate development, which is having a marked effect on local communities in Xieng Khuang province. More >>>
- Locally made yogurt gives customer satisfaction
He keeps smiling as more people visit the booth where he is displaying his products at the Made in Laos Expo at Lao-ITECC recently...More >>>
- Diligent man turns his life around with soy milk
He is busy making soy milk (taohuay and taohou) to fulfil a customer's order for a birthday celebration. More >>>
- Luang Prabang blue weaving preserves Leu ethnic culture
Under the roof of Lao-ITECC at the Lao Handicrafts Festival, one shop features dark blue colour and attracts customers to visit as the storekeeper explains how this colour came about and the many steps involved. More >>>
- Rural family finds way out of poverty
Slash and burn cultivation was not the right way for Mr Somsack Inthajack's family to make a living, so the family decided to change direction and grow sugarcane instead. More >>>


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