Meet Xieng - Ban Naphia Village, Laos
This is Xieng, one of the artisans who make products for A MILLION ELEPHANTS. He creates unique items from recycled war material, a craft he learned over fifteen years ago from other villagers in northern Laos.
Xieng lives in a small remote village as a full-time farmer. With help from his wife, Boung Mi, he can supplement his farming income off-season by making handicrafts for re-sellers in the city.
As his workshop is out in their backyard and vulnerable to extremely wet conditions during monsoon season, they can only make products during dry season.
Our lucky elephant figurines, bangles and infinity necklace are some of our best-selling items that generate income for Xieng and his family.