Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent almost three weeks in Thailand and Laos on a combined work and vacation trip. One of my business visits was to a long-standing social enterprise partner of ours, Digital Divide Data in Vientiane, Laos. I wrote about that visit in my last blog post: Digital Divide Data: our Partner in Laos. After trying and failing twice to get into Makphet (“pepper” in Lao) Restaurant for dinner, we had a fabulous lunch there.

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Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

Although Vietnam is regarded as a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94 percent. Among all developing countries, Vietnam has one of the lowest unemployment rates. They have a 1.7-percent obesity rate, which ranks them as 186th. This was happening at the same time as a rising rate of junior high and high school dropouts.