Stories

Bamboo forests blanketing the mountainous area of Que Phong, Nghe An hold the main livelihoods for most local families. So much so that the bamboo itself is hailed an “ATM machine”, dispensing cash as it is chopped and sold to merchants.
Biomass gasification technology applied in green tea processing in Thai Nguyen provides a clean, economical, available energy solution, and generates jobs for many local people.
Read the story in Vietnamese here “This area is home to delectable rice - rice grown on shrimp-farming land.” Ms. Dieu swiftly packed the five-kilo bag of rice branded “Tri Luc” as she spoke. She didn’t hide the regret that her cooperative used to sell raw paddy to the enterprises, making little...
Eager to provide health information to local people in a practical way, Mr. Nguyen Van Kien, Head of Son Trinh Village Health Station in Tan Lam Huong Commune, turned communication classes on “Hygiene promotions, commu-nity-led WASH-COVID-19 risk prevention” into exciting activities. The sessions...
The Covid-19 vaccine fund is a proper strategy to secure the huge financial resources needed for vaccination while reducing dependence on the government and state budget.
Along the winding river in An Minh district, Kien Giang, it is not difficult to spot the restless figure of Ms. Lam checking the quality of a new tilapia batch. She opened up: “In this area, tilapias are plentiful and cheap. People usually just chop them up as food for crabs. Such wasteful practice...
Read this story in Vietnamese here It was a sweltering spring afternoon when I first conversed with Ms. Linh. Having just finished a communication session on using and storing clean water, Ms. Linh struck me as nimble and spirited. “It is currently the dry season here at U Minh Thuong. Clean water...
Mats in Vietnamese culture are emblematic of close-knit, sacred unions. They are where families gather to share the food tray for meals, and sometimes to huddle for intimate discussions. In the olden days, layers of mats were where local musicians sat, forming a stage during festivals to play...
“Once you get here, you just know these trees are going to offer the tastiest teas,” Nguyen Thi Tham, CEO of tea company TAFOOD, said of Ban Be, a village near the peak of Ta Xua mountain in Vietnam’s northern Son La province. To its H’Mong villagers, the ancient snow shan tea forest is their...