Help us at our socially responsible dairy enterprise in Luang Prabang, Laos

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    We are a socially responsible enterprise consisting of a commercial dairy and production facility to make products such as yogurt, cheese and ice cream for local and overseas customers. Plus a tourism and farmer training centre.
    We have built a facility to house the buffalo, milk them, and make cheese.
    Male buffalo in Laos are primarily used for meat and occasionally working in the fields. Female buffalo are kept to produce more buffalo. At the core of our sustainable business model we rent the female buffalo at $110 each (approx. 1 month salary) from the farmers for a period of approximately 8 months. In addition we provide all vaccinations, improved feed and care for the calves. Left in the villages, up to 50% of calves die. After the 8 months the buffalo and calf are returned to the farmer with the additional income. In conjunction with the Laos government we have also implemented a breeding program to improve the genetics of the local buffalo.

    We also provide various practical workshops for the local agricultural college and university and training for local farmers on basic animal husbandry, grass cultivation and biogas development.

    The farm employs 30 local team providing training from visiting veterinarians and experts, some team have been overseas for training, we provide English lessons 4 times per week and complimentary housing.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

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    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We’re looking for two people to assist at our farm to help with our tours and café. This would involve welcoming guests to the farm, touring and explaining to guests how the dairy works, our community programs, working with the farm team to set up and participate in, interactive workshops such as bathing and feeding the buffalo, milking demonstrations and calf feeding.

    Ideally we’re looking for people with two languages one of which is English and ability to stay for a minimum of 3-4 weeks. Some experience in hospitality an advantage. There may also be some requirement for child minding 3 children ages 11-13 some afternoons and preparation for dinner.

    We would also be looking for a qualified vet or vet student (in cattle or buffalo/large animals is best) to come in and help train our staff on the farm. We would hope you would stay for at least 2 weeks, longer if possible.


  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be located in the UNESCO World Heritage location of Luang Prabang Laos. You are very close to the to night market, restaurants and cultural attractions, giving you the opportunity to learn more about Laos culture and history.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Lao

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation provided with access to bathroom.
    Some meals and bicycles included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Located in the UNESCO World Heritage location of Luang Prabang Laos. Walking distance to night market, restaurants and cultural attractions. Waterfalls, Elephant riding, local villages, trekking all within 40 mins. River cruises and kayaking also available on Mekong and Namkhan Rivers.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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