Long An, a Vietnamese province just an hour away from the capital Ho Chi Minh City. Long An is one of the 13 provinces that makes up the resource-rich Mekong Delta river – “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam.
However, despite producing over half of the country’s rice output, the region is home to a large segment of Vietnam’s vulnerable communities: ethnic minorities, the poor, landless & the unemployed. 1 out of 4 people in the Mekong Delta barely get by with one dollar a day, more than any other region in the country.
15 March 2011