“This year, Covid-19 has caused many problems, especially for people like us who have a low level of education. But I would like to tell all the young people who have had to return from Thailand and towns that, if they don’t have a job, they can stay in their homeland and grow coffee and other crops, which is a better way of life for us all,” Seaumkham, member of the Keoset coffee group in Xieng Kuang province.
“My parents are still farmers in their old little house at the top of the mountain. I have a career that earns a good salary, it gives me good opportunities to continue learning and that I enjoy. I can send remittances back to help my parent and also help my little sister attend school. This makes me proud and hopeful for our family’s future,” - Bimoua, Vientiane Capital.