Description of the CDT initiative:
Da Bac Community-Based Tourism is a social enterprise that was set up in 2017 to help create sustainable incomes for families in the area. It’s grown into a network of three remote ethnic minority villages: Sung Village, Da Bia Village and Ke Village, all located in the Da Bac vicinity. Each hamlet has a unique landscape and its own tourism offerings.
Da Bac district is located in Hoa Binh Province, about 100km or three hours’ drive from Hanoi. The landscape is mountainous, with the aquamarine Da River slicing through the centre of the province. Hoa Binh means ‘peace’ in Vietnamese—an apt name for such a laid back, scenic location
What problem they are trying to solve? What have they accomplished?
The main function of the Da Bac CBT Project is to assist families in setting up their own homestay. So far, AOP has supported 10 families in three villages. ach family that joins the CBT network is eligible for a loan to kick things off. This is typically used to make small improvements to the house (installing extra lighting, for example) and to construct new bathrooms and eating areas.