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USAID Laos Microenterprise Stimulates Systemic Changes in Maize Sector Through Access to Loans

In the Xiengkhouang Province, maize is the main cash crop in three of the seven districts, due to high demand …

How a Pair of Eyeglasses Can Improve Incomes for Women in Rural Laos

Eyeglasses were invented roughly 700 years ago, but today an estimated 2.5 billion people lack the corrective lenses they need …

USAID Laos Microenterprise Facilitates Better Agricultural Machinery Maintenance

Farmers in rural Laos rely on machine technology to reduce the amount of labor and time they dedicate to farming …

USAID Laos Microenterprise Training Helps Family Double Their Income

Bounyord Hakpanya (above) is a construction worker from Ban Sarm, a village located in the Kham District in the Xiengkhoung …

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Q&A with U.S. Volunteer Supporting Laotian Farmers Virtually

Dana Dutcher is an international development specialist based in Washington, D.C., and a first-time volunteer with ACDI/VOCA. She supported USAID …

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Turkey Rearing Increases Income for Young Graduate in Rural Laos

Saykham Phommavongsa is a 32-year-old turkey farmer in the village of Nady in the Pek District of Xiengkhouang Province. After …

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Volunteers Build A Better World

April 19th marks the beginning of the National Volunteer Week. Today, more than ever, we are reminded of the importance …

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Sophie Walker

Chief of Party of the Laos Microenterprise Activity

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Laos Microenterprise Supported by USAID

Background Narrative Laos Microenterprise, a five-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will strengthen the …

USAID Laos Microenterprise Stimulates Systemic Changes in Maize Sector Through Access to Loans

In the Xiengkhouang Province, maize is the main cash crop in three of the seven districts, due to high demand …