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Construction continues at Sunjiacun

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

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VPP meets with Shangrila Farms’ Founders

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

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VPP and the concerns of rural Chinese women

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

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Update from Sunjiacun

It’s been a busy summer in Sunjiacun; a groundbreaking ceremony on the bathhouse site, construction materials brought in, and finding a local social entrepreneur to manage the project.

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June

In Baoji, Matthew Li (in the orange T-shirt) held an offsite meeting with all the bathhouse operators to discuss strategies and marketing for existing and new bathhouses. Their hands-on feedback is important for future social entrepreneurs involved with the Village … Continue reading

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