Bank builds home for silk weavers in Laos


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  • Monday, 22 Oct 2018

Mulberries farm was set up as a research and model silk farm that has grown to accommodate 3,000 farmers, weavers and artisans from more than 200 villages.

SOUNDS of suppressed laughter are audible in a small farm called Mulberries in Xiangkhoung, Laos, where a group of women huddle over a boiling cauldron of natural dye.

The bashful ladies are endearing, but so is Kommaly Chantavong, despite her matronly demeanor giving out instructions in a firm but kind voice as she ushers a group of visitors from Maybank Foundation to explore the farm.

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