Muong woman brings light to her village

Last update 15:10 | 04/02/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – For many ethnic people, solar energy is a new concept, but Pham Thi Nam, a 50-year-old Muong woman from Dong Luong Commune in Thanh Hoa Province’s Lang Chanh District, now knows what it’s all about.

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Let theren be light: Tran Van An instructs Pham Thi Nam how to repair solar lanterns. — VNS Photo Tran Van An

Nam went to India to learn solar engineering skills and helped bring light to dozens of households in her village.

Nam was chosen with other four ethnic women in the northern province of Thanh Hoa to attend a six-month training course at Barefoot College in India in 2015 under a project that focuses on creating opportunities for poor women to learn about solar energy.

Upon hearing the news, Nam said, she felt joyful, but nervous. “I was scared. I didn’t know anything about electricity. Never before had I seen a bulb or electricity wire,” she said. Tiếp tục đọc “Muong woman brings light to her village”

A new dawn breaks over Ngoi Village

Last update 09:00 | 03/09/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Disconnected from the outside world for a long time, a village in the middle of a huge reservoir is discovering the benefits of community-based tourism, Luong Thu Huong reports.

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Winding down: Sunset in Ngoi Village. VNS Photos Thai Ha

Not too long ago, Ngoi Village was living in a world of its own, quietly minding its own business, virtually unnoticed in the midst of a massive reservoir created by a hydropower project.

Accessible only by boat, its inhabitants wiled away their time fishing and farming.

That was until two months ago. Tiếp tục đọc “A new dawn breaks over Ngoi Village”