Honkeo has a big vision: to empower Indigenous communities and to help them conserve their natural resources for the next generation: "“Nature is life for our indigenous communities ... If women know their roles, they will contribute more". Discover the life-changing work Oxfam does in the Mekong.
With your support, our six year program in Phoupieng Village, Laos, helped the community lift itself out of poverty. As we celebrate 25 years of work in Laos, we trace Phoupieng's journey of lasting change.
By Louise Mooney, East Asia Humanitarian Program Coordinator, May 2012 In June last year the remote, mountainous district of Met in Laos’ north experienced the worst typhoon-triggered flooding in local grandmother Seng’s life. Seng’s family’s rice fields, essential to their livelihoods, were inundated with rocks, water and mud when the local stream flooded. “We lost […]
Ever wondered what it’d be like working for Oxfam in the field? This interview with our Laos country director provides a rare glimpse into the highlights, the challenges, and the day-to-day details of her work.