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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


Ethnic minority poverty reduction and social protection in Viet Nam

Supporting Ethnic Minority poverty reduction in Viet Nam UNDP has supported the Government in efforts to tackle deep seated, chronic poverty amongst ethnic minority groups since the mid 1990’s, providing early support to the Hunger Eradication and Poverty Reduction (HEPR) programme, the Socio Econommore


Listening to the views and needs of poor and marginalized people

Yen Bai province – Sung Thi My is 18 years old. She lives in the mountainous village of Dau Cau, which is located in the district of Tram Tau in northern Yen Bai province. My is married and has an 18-month daughter. She only speaks her mother tongue, Mong, and not any Vietnamese. My never went to smore

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