|Name||Peuan Mit through stay-another-day.org|
|Since:||established 2004 by friends international|
|People reached||Peuan Mit is currently working with 50 to 100 children a day within 5 projects.|
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|
We donate what we have left in Laos currency, it’s about fifty dollars. But it can support a child’s education for a year. If you have another day and some spare change in your pocket, this we encourage you to do something similar.
As for restaurants run by former street children, you can find them in other countries too: