“In the last three months, I quit my job working at the furniture factory as it was only part time, and quite far away so it wasn’t worth my while for the gasoline costs. I’m currently working as a labourer at the cassava fields, where I can earn 40,000 kip (5 USD)per day when I work. This is also not a full time job, however, and I have only had about 7 to 10 days work in the past 3 months. I have been renting land to plant my own cassava, and my wife either works on this land or comes with me to work on the cassava field where I work to also earn 35,000 kip (4 USD) per day.
Social Protection and Sustainable Livelihoods is an Australian government funded project implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and managed by Maxwell Stamp PLC
Hom 1, Unit 17, Ban Nakham, Sikhottabong District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Telephone: + 856 21 255334-6 | Fax: +856 21 255337