Before giving birth to her third child, Bing often jumped back and forth between Laos and Thailand, working mainly at construction sites. For the last five years or so, she has made a living collecting Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in wetland areas around the city and selling them at the local...
Pouluang dreams of building a small store with a larger working space to have others support him. However, recent payments to repair his truck, which he uses to transport the stoves, and tuition fees for his daughter, mean that it will take a little longer for him to make his dream a reality.
Delivery team load Covid-19 relief materials on to truck at Oxfam office.
The impact of the pandemic in Lao PDR is predominantly socio-economic. In recent decades, Laos has made remarkable achievements in reducing poverty. Halving the poverty rate from 40% in 1993 to 18.3% in 2019.