Stories

Woman carrying fish - Photo by:  Thome Xaisongkham, Oxfam in Laos
Khong district used to be an area rich in fish but now the situation has changed. When villagers cannot catch fish as they used to, what are they doing now? According to the Mekong River Commission, people in the lower Mekong region rely on fish for their food security, which accounts for 60% of...
Partnerships workshop in Laos
Oxfam in Laos’s annual partners workshop is an opportunity for reflection, exchange and learning . Each year the agenda shifts according to emerging issues and themes and partners are encouraged to get involved in the conceptualization, preparation and management of what is essentially their...
Jathor in the community garden
Before, we used to grow rice in the mountains. Nowadays we also plant in the lowlands. We raise chickens and ducks as well, to use as food for our families. And we have a couple of buffaloes, which help with the rice paddies. Next to all of that, CAMKID and Oxfam helped us to start a vegetable...
woman in blue standing nest to a green rice field
“The weather is different now to when I was a girl. The rain comes at different times, it’s more irregular. Sometimes it’s so heavy that after two hours you can see how the river level has gone up. This year the river flooded three times. I lost a third of my hectare of rice because snails came...
Laoluang Tai community members and their GALS Plan
"We had to throw fertilizer on the plants with our bare hands. But it had no smell so I thought it was OK. But after only two hours we started noting the effects. The powder affected our arms and legs. I started to feel dizzy. We knew it wasn’t right.” Ms. Sengkam, employee of the banana plantation...
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