During December 20-23 Shasha Wang, a consultant for VPP, visited all four bathhouses to assess their current condition and impact on the villages. Her input will be part of the annual report drafted by Matthew Li outlining the financial and … Continue reading
On December 22nd the hot water supply was successfully tested at the fourth VPP bathhouse currently under construction in the village of Sunjiacun. Zhu Pingyu, operator of the first VPP bathhouse in Maojiazhuang, came by to instruct how to operate … Continue reading
In December 2011 Duan Jun and Zhang Yuchang of the architecture firm Deshin (located in Shanghai) visited the village of Shijiezi in Gansu province. For this village, which houses 40 families or so, the local water supply is a network … Continue reading
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From Women to Women – The Role of Women in Developing Communities Held at the UNICEF center in Beijing, the purpose of this event was for people from different backgrounds to share their experiences regarding enhancing women’s roles in their … Continue reading
Matthew Li and Marieke Reichwein met with Alia Malik, Co-Founder and Director, and Safi Malike, Co-founder and Director, of the social enterprise Shangrila Farms in Beijing. Shangrila Farms provides superior natural products while working to develop rural economies in China. … Continue reading
Ms. Wu Qing of Rural Women invited VPP Co-founder and Director Marieke Reichwein to speak at the Practical Skills Training Center for Rural Women. Along with Matthew Li, Marieke gave a class on the social enterprise concept of the Malidoulaixi … Continue reading