Winning Lao Businesswomen Chosen by MWEC

MWEC Ladies

You may remember our post about the Mekong Women’s Entrepreneur Challange (MWEC) back in June this year. MWEC is a competition designed to give Lao businesswomen the opportunity to enter a program facilitating the growth of Women-Owned Enterprises. In order to encourage female entrepreneurship, the competition targets businesses that are either majority owned or primarily supervised by women. Potential business sectors included handicrafts, tourism and hospitality, coffee production, garment production, and the service industry. Candidates entered the competition by writing and submitting a business plan which was judged

After a huge response to the competition, 25 applicants were selected from a total of 138 candidates.  These winners may receive grants of up to USD $10,000  to support their businesses as well advice, one-on-one support and the opportunity to attend seminars by industry experts. The selected candidates are currently attending a workshop in Vientiane on innovation, competitiveness and creativity.

Selected Applicants are:

1. Mely Bounthalath – Viengsy Sinniyom Transportation, Vientiane Capital
2. Nongnut Foppes – Xao Ban Group (Yogurt, Jam production), Vientiane Capital
3. Soudaly Silaphet – Poppy’s Pharmacy, Vientiane Capital
4. Nanthida Chanthavong – Savankham Brick Factory, Savannakhet province
5. Siriphone Phanthavong – Electrical Civil Mechanical Engineering Sole Company Limited (ECME), Vientiane Capital
6. Somephone Vongduean – Lao Savang Garage, Vientiane Capital
7. Aluna Thavonsouk – Thavonsouk Resort, Vientiane province
8. Phonesavanh Vilivong – Le Trio Coffee (roasting), Vientiane Capital
9. Daraphone Kiatsritanakorn – Dala Spa, Vientiane Capital
10. Ornta Keopanya – 2PK restaurant (Meal box delivery), Vientiane Capital
11. Vannaphone Sitthirath – Lao New-Wave Cinema Production, Vientiane Capital
12. Naly Yotnhai – Naly Rice Mill, Savannakhet
13. Xaynhalith Vongsalavanh – Duck Farm, Champasack
14. Bouathip Hormchandee – Thipsavang Noni Juice, Vientiane Capital
15. Maniphay Chanthalang – Maniphay Furniture, Vientiane Capital
16. Chintakone Xaysana – Thanva Ice Factory, Champasack
17. Latsamy Vetsaphong – Sep-ee-lee Purple Noodle Franchise , Vientiane Capital
18. Samlarn Chanthavong – LTB Plastic Manufacturing, Savannakhet
19. Chanthachone Khodsymueng – Pig Farm, Vientiane Province
20. Khamsen Phimmavong – Herbal Beauty product group, Savannakhet
21. Misone Vilaysarn – Design and Sewing Clothes, Vientiane Capital
22. Sengmany Oupathanar – Organic Rice Milk, Vientiane Capital
23. Manola Sisouphanthavong – Lao-Kitchen, Vientiane Capital
24. Vilay Sanguantrychan – Luke Interior Design, Vientiane Capital
25. Souksakhone Sayyasone – Kanida Import – Export, Vientiane Capital

Congratulations to all the MWEC winners! WorkLiveLaos wishes you all the best with your entrepreneurial endeavours!