Mekong Delta

Mekong Quilts, the social enterprise known for their handmade quilts and bamboo bikes, are offering visitors an opportunity to visit the women and villages behind the products. Local NGO Anh Duong, under the umbrella of the NGO Mekong Plus, is working to alleviate poverty in the region through training and microloans. Every year groups of bikers cycle to the Delta and along the way stop to meet quilters, papier mâché crafters, water hyacinth bag weavers and more. Anh Duong provides the bicycles and guides visitors through the villages. The Delta offers splendid little roads along the canals, through small bridges and under shaded trees—making the bike ride picturesque. The Delta is always green and visiting the villages in small groups, on a bicycle, brings you close to the people. I’m sure you’ve heard of biogas, but have you seen pig feces being turned into gas for cooking? You’ll visit farms equipped with this cheap system, which ends up saving lots of trees. After the trip to the Mekong Delta there are options to continue to other projects and then to Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Visitors cover all logistic costs in addition to donating USD100/day (USD50 for children) to support the projects. You see exactly where your money is going, talking with the villagers and with the Anh Duong team. No special training is necessary.

challenge_velosophes_20140119 (58)

Images Provided by Mekong Plus, the NGO

Share this story, choose your platform!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on google
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on vk
Share on email
About the author:

Leave a Comment

5 of Singapore’s Most Underrated Tourist Destinations

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer, Universal Studios Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, and Sentosa Island are just a few of the most exciting places to check out in the Lion City. These go-to spots offer lots of opportunities for visitors to have fun, go on adventures, and experience the best of the city-state. Indeed, people

Read More »

11 things to do in London in just one day

What are the main attractions in London? London has a great historical legacy that rivals that of any other city in the world, and it is also at the forefront of innovation. You can lose yourself in its museums; enjoy the best live arts; go clubbing and pub crawling, or simply follow in the footsteps

Read More »

Is Horse Racing A Popular Sport In South-East Asia?

With horse racing being one of the oldest sports on the planet, it is common to see traces of it in different locations around the globe. Even though most people tie horse racing with Europe and the United States, there are other regions like Asia that are the sport’s most progressive markets. Thanks to modern

Read More »

How far Atlanta United has come to be a top club

Soccer fans, as well as betting enthusiasts, will agree that Atlanta United FC is one of the top-ranking soccer teams in the United States. The soccer club which is based in Atlanta has been competing in Major League Soccer since 2017 when they joined the league as an expansion team. Kate Richardson, one of the

Read More »

4 proven ways of making money while you travel through Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries in all of Southeast Asia and one of the most welcoming with tourists. However, not many people in Europe or America have ventured into this amazing place. And one of the biggest reasons for that is the long distance that one needs to travel to get there.

Read More »