Xao Ban: A Women Run Neighborhood Cooperative in Laos


The Xao Bao cooperative is a woman run neighborhood cooperative founded in 2003 in Vientiane, the capital of Lao. This independent neighborhood, self supported cooperative group aims to create more employment opportunities for its members and local people. The cooperative draws on existing social networks and local leadership to connect group members to market places and district institutions, to help local products reach new markets.