Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

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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. One of their programs is to have restaurants that provide employment opportunities and skills development for street kids on their way out of poverty.

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Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

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The program helps Vietnamese nonprofits to build staff capacity, apply for grants, and recruit skilled volunteers. The LIN mission is to foster a culture of philanthropy and social responsibility by providing support services to local nonprofits, skilled volunteers, and donors who are committed to building strong communities. Although Vietnam is regarded as a developing country, it has a literacy rate of 94 percent.