“Without protection from the shade house, my vegetables will be exposed to heavy rain or direct sunlight, resulting in the loss of half of the crops cultivated”.
Sabaidee, my name is Chan Onsomeboun and I reside in Han village, located in Hongsa District of Xayaboury Province. My family and I were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and received assistance from the CiSAC project. We are farmers who rely heavily on weather conditions to grow and sell vegetables. Unfortunately, in some seasons, we have experienced significant losses due to harsh weather conditions.
Thanks to the CiSAC project, we were provided with various vegetable varieties and equipment to establish shade houses or greenhouses. The shade house we received has made a significant difference in our lives. It enables us to grow vegetables throughout the year, regardless of the weather, and prevents produce from rotting or getting burnt.
In the past three months, I have sold my produce three times, generating an average of 500,000 kip per sale. This has enabled us to provide for our needs and slowly improved our living conditions.