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Ethnic minorities escape poverty in Viet Nam

In Muong Lat, a mountainous district of the Thanh Hoa province in Viet Nam, Luong Thi Xuan’s family is now better-off by raising Kerria Lacca, an insect that lives on palm trees and produces shellac, a kind of resin used in food, fine arts, and medicine. “My grandparents used to raise Kerria Lacca, more


Floating backpack helps children get back to school

When his school became inundated due to the severe flooding in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta in October and November last year, seven-year old Nghia and his friends at the Thuong Thoi Hau A primary school in Dong Thap province could not go to school anymore. Nghia and his parents Nguyen Van Xuan, 31, andmore


Global initiative offers hope for hill tribe in Viet Nam

Like most of the K'Ho ethnic minority people living Preteng village, in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, K'Sau is a person of the forest. The 30-years-old man and his family fully depend on the forests, particularly to meet their needs for fuel, water and food. Forests and forest land areas cover more


Vietnamese cities embrace energy-efficient public lighting

A UNDP funded project is bringing energy efficient lighting to streets, schools and hospitals across Viet Nam. Increasing energy efficiency is central to the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help curb climate change in the country. The Vietnam Energy Efficient Public Lighting is an ambmore

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