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OPT-EIF a fruitful collaboration
Village Weaver Project
Valerie Olla

OPT and EIF, a fruitful collaboration

The Village Weavers Project is a series of initiatives that create economic opportunities for artisans in rural locations around Laos. We decide which villages to work with in a few different ways. Sometimes, it comes through Public Private Partnerships. This is how our collaboration with the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) started three years ago. Read this interview with Ock Pop Tok’s (OPT) Co-Founder and Executive Director, Veomanee Douangdala, to learn more.

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Journey to Houaphan: OPT’s Village Weavers Project
Radio Ock Pop Tok
Radio Ock Pop Tok

Journey to Houaphan:
OPT’s Village Weavers Project

Jo Smith, Ock Pop Tok co-founder, regales us with the story of a spontaneous journey to Houaphan Province in northeastern Laos. This journey jumpstarted the Village Weavers Project, a dynamic model for village-based collaborations. Since the trip, the Village Weavers Project has evolved and grown, helping Lao women weavers and artisans access markets and preserve their cultural traditions.

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News & Events
Rachna Sachasinh

Walk the Talk:
Sustainable Solutions

We talk about being sustainable, but are we “walking the talk”? Being eco-friendly means buckling down, asking the right questions, making good decisions, implementing sustainable solutions and sticking to them.. even when it’s difficult.

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OPT Partners
Hilary Kilpatric

Lao Teen Girls Project

Women’s empowerment is a core value of our organization, so this year we chose to partner with Lao Solidarity and their Lao Teen Girls Project.

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OPT Partners
Hilary Kilpatric

Capacity Building Workshops in Myanmar

In February, Ock Pop Tok was invited by the Asian Development Bank to help with a poverty reduction project focused on building the artisan industry in Mon State in Myanmar.

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News & Events
Hilary Kilpatric

Heritage Protection: The Asian Experience

Cultural heritage is central to our work at Ock Pop Tok so we were honoured when Veo was invited to participate in the conference “Heritage Protection: The Asian Experience” held by the Siam Society’s regional office in Bangkok Thailand January 25-26, 2019.

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Village Weaver Project
Madison McClintock

Xiang Khouang Village Trip

In December, the Ock Pop Tok production team took a trip to visit one of the groups involved in our Village Weaver Projects in Xiang Khouang province.

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