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August 23, 2017 | Last Modified: 2017

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Khaiphaen is named after a popular Laotian snack made of crispy Mekong River weed unique. The interior is clean and colourful and full of atmosphere. Named after the tasty local snack of fried Mekong River weed, Khaiphaen will give marginalized and at-risk youth the chance to receive professional restaurant training, safe accommodation and counseling, including work placement support after they graduate from the 18-month program. The interior is clean and colourful and full of atmosphere. Khaiphaen trains people from under-privileged backgrounds Located next to Mekong river a nice restaurant with incredible food ,fresh ,nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food is delicious with a wide range of local and regional dishes.

Responsibility

Peuan Mit ensures that all children and youth are protected from risks and abuse and support children to go to school, young people to find gainful employment and families to be able to support their own children. In order to achieve this, we have developed a holistic social integration cycle of projects that are implemented directly or in collaboration with partners to respond in the most effective way to every person’s needs. As part of a social enterprise, our social businesses support the reintegration of children and youth so they become actively involved in the development of their society. This way, our social businesses are serving Friends’ social mission. The social businesses enable us to achieve a high social profit (positive impact for our beneficiaries) and good financial profit (stable incomes for the beneficiaries and for the organization). This reduces our donor-dependency and increases our sustainability.

Business Case

Khaiphaen is run by Peuan Mit, an organization founded by Friends-International in Vientiane in 2004, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare to address the needs of street children and young people in Laos. Peuan Mit (“Good Friends” in Lao) operates a holistic program for children, youth and caregivers living on the streets and in marginalized communities in Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The program successfully leverages several social businesses, which provides a foundation for its social services. In 2015, the program assisted 4,627 marginalized children, youth and caregivers. Peuan Mit currently operates the following social businesses: 1. Vocational training restaurants, Makphet (Vientiane) and Khaiphaen (Luang Prabang) 2. Vocational training mechanics shop 3. Friends ‘N’ Stuff fair trade gift shops 4. Income generating initiatives such as cookbooks and other initiatives.

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Khaiphaen is named after a popular Laotian snack made of crispy Mekong River weed unique. The interior is clean and colourful and full of atmosphere. Named after the tasty local snack of fried Mekong River weed, Khaiphaen will give marginalized and at-risk youth the chance to receive professional restaurant training, safe accommodation and counseling, including work placement support after they graduate from the 18-month program. The interior is clean and colourful and full of atmosphere. Khaiphaen trains people from under-privileged backgrounds Located next to Mekong river a nice restaurant with incredible food ,fresh ,nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food is delicious with a wide range of local and regional dishes.

Peuan Mit ensures that all children and youth are protected from risks and abuse and support children to go to school, young people to find gainful employment and families to be able to support their own children. In order to achieve this, we have developed a holistic social integration cycle of projects that are implemented directly or in collaboration with partners to respond in the most effective way to every person’s needs. As part of a social enterprise, our social businesses support the reintegration of children and youth so they become actively involved in the development of their society. This way, our social businesses are serving Friends’ social mission. The social businesses enable us to achieve a high social profit (positive impact for our beneficiaries) and good financial profit (stable incomes for the beneficiaries and for the organization). This reduces our donor-dependency and increases our sustainability.

Khaiphaen is run by Peuan Mit, an organization founded by Friends-International in Vientiane in 2004, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare to address the needs of street children and young people in Laos. Peuan Mit (“Good Friends” in Lao) operates a holistic program for children, youth and caregivers living on the streets and in marginalized communities in Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The program successfully leverages several social businesses, which provides a foundation for its social services. In 2015, the program assisted 4,627 marginalized children, youth and caregivers. Peuan Mit currently operates the following social businesses: 1. Vocational training restaurants, Makphet (Vientiane) and Khaiphaen (Luang Prabang) 2. Vocational training mechanics shop 3. Friends ‘N’ Stuff fair trade gift shops 4. Income generating initiatives such as cookbooks and other initiatives.

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