Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Handmade equiment

Handmade equiment


{jathumbnail}

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.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune