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Guesthouse, Restaurant, Homestay, Volunteering Huay Xai
18th February, 2013
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Daauw Home Bar, Homestay and Restaurant
Non Profit socially minded Company, dedicated to empower the mountain people of Laos
Rooftop Terrace overlooking the Mekong with Campfire and
Beautiful wooden bungalows with nice paintings for 60,000 to 80,000 kip, shower and toilet inside, balcony with hammock and a relaxing terrace overlooking the Mekong River. On mainstreet go halfway up the temple stairs only a five minute walk but just above the increasingly busy main street you feel you have actually arrived in the valleys and mountains of Laos. All profits go to the Woman Empowerment Activities for the Ethnic Minorities in the Mountains of Laos
Review:"A feel good project, run by a local family. It was a comfortable rooftop location to have a beer and some tasty food and share stories with other travellers round the campfire. A lucky find in a small town with otherwise pretty basic options. The work they're doing at the project for hill tribe villagers is great, so you can eat and drink knowing you're helping a worthy cause at the same time too."
"Kajsiab, based in Huay Xainear the Thai border in the north-west of Laos, is an initiative that with itsunique combination of Hmong and Western perspectives on matters such aseducation, healthcare and womenâ€™s rights is selflessly seeking to improve thelives and health of some of the poorest people in the country.
In the short term they have alreadyachieved this. At their Daauw Home Guest House and restaurant the Kajsiab Initiative provides women fromthe local villages with a place to sell their beautiful handmade products suchas bags, skirts, rugs and belts. It is also here at the Guest House that Nzouaand Lara take on interns from the local mountain villages. The interns remainat Daauw Home for periods ranging from anything between a couple of months toseveral years, and during this time they receive training in the hospitalityindustry, business and administration matters and the English language, as wellas receive a fair monthly salary for their work there. Inaddition to all of this an area of Daauw Home is also dedicated to theproviding of a place of shelter for the families of patients at the nearbyhospital, with cooking and sleeping facilities provided free-of-charge.
This, however, is only the beginningof the work intended by the Kajsiab Initiative.It is the hope of Nzoua, Lara and their extended family that by the year 2020their project will be entirely self-sustaining. It is their dream that by this time they will have builta womenâ€™s health clinic, established a clean water system in one of the local villagesand built a school for use of seven of the villages. As part of this plan theprofits from Daauw Home will be used to pay the salaries of two full-timeDoctors who will work at the clinic.
It is a lot of work. Nzoua and Laraare people that are dreaming big, but after volunteering our time to theproject and getting to know the passion and commitment of this wonderful coupleit is something that I firmly believe they can achieve. However, they will needsome help along the way, your help, so please find out more about volunteeringyour time with The Kajsiab Initiativeby emailing Lara at email@example.com"
#1 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 22:18
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