After we read newspapers and magazines, we often throw them away as waste; however, have you ever thought of creating used newspapers and magazines to be a cute storage box, key chain, pen holder, or other great stuff?
At Mekong Creation, you will see these products, as well as rag rugs, tables, vases, bikes made of bamboo, baby mobiles, bags and magazine holders made of water hyacinth and other beautiful tools that were hang and displayed in the room.
Noup Sotheavy, a staff member at Mekong Creation, said that his company is a nonprofit organisation that helps poor people and provides them with work to increase their living standards in Cambodia and Vietnam.
With regard to the place where these things were produced, Sotheavy says, “The province where the goods are produced in Cambodia is Svay Rieng, because it is a province that the standard of living is quite low and the people there are poor. The money that we earn from selling those goods will be given to the ladies who produced them to increase their living standard.”
Sotheavy said that there the goods range in price – for example, a key chain made from newspapers is $1.5 and a saving box in the shape of fish is $5.
“It seems a bit high for Cambodian people because those things were produced by hands and the money that we earn is sent to raise in Svay Rieng,” he says.
If you want to see cute equipment made of newspaper and other lovely things, you should go to Mekong Creation to buy it and increase the living standard of the women in Svay Rieng in the process.