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13 October 2011 / leggypeggy

‘Different abilities’ add creativity to Hoi An

Busy creating at Reaching Out Handicrafts.

Even though there were buckets of rain, we thoroughly enjoyed our four-day stay in Hoi An, Vietnam.

The old city is a labyrinth of quaint streets and, of course, countless shops hoping to sell you something.

I was especially pleased to encounter two shops, with workshops, that  sell art and handicrafts made by people with ‘different abilities’. The proceeds go to workshop members and help to give them a sustainable income and a true sense of independence.

There may be more such workshops in this lively community, but the two we saw were the Lifestart Foundation Workshop at 77 Phan Chu Trinh Street (, and Reaching Out Handicrafts at 103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street (

Check them out if you ever get to Hoi An. Their products are creative, colourful, well-made and reasonably priced.

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