Vientiane, Laos. June 3th, 2010
We donate what we have left of our Lao KIP, following the suggestion of stayanotherday.org.
|Name||Peuan Mit through stay-another-day.org|
|Since:||established 2004 by friends international|
We decide to stay another day in Vientiane. Bustickets to Savannaketh were sold out, and we were stuck here. Luckily, we had picked up the terrific free guidebook "stay another day" (stayanotherday.com) that profiles a number of nonprofits and local business in Luang Prabang and Vientiane that are absolutely worthwhile.
Peuan Mit (meaning "strong friends in Lao" is a Vientiane-based organization educating street children. Their vocational training programs include a mechanics workplace and a restaurant.
The menu of Makphet, the restaurant of Peuan Mit, looks very promising and we order a few things from the menu. We are stunned by the professional attitude of the waiters, that have been street kids not so long ago.
They also sell beautiful handicraft made by the mothers of the children taken on by Peuan Mit.
|Two horses, made by women working with Peuan Mit|
As for restaurants run by former street children, you can find them in other countries too:
- "friends" restaurant in Phnom Phen
- "KOTO" restaurant in Hanoi