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April 2, 2018 - Vientiane, Lao PDR

IWD Presenter Profile - Laos Australia Institute

Ms Phatsala Insalong is self-employed operating a t-shirt printing business with 8 staff members. She is one of the 18 participants of a Disability Inclusive Development English language program funded by Australian Aid under the Laos Australia Institute. Her story was presented at the International Women’s Day 2018 workshop held by the Australian Embassy in Laos PDR.

“I started my business in 2009 with family members helping me. After working hard to grow the business, I now support my family and send my children to school. I employ 8 people, 6 of them have a disability. I am happy that I can support my family and give other people who have a disability an opportunity to work. As someone with a disability I understand it is hard for people with a disability to support their family without employment. Having a job benefits the person and their family.

I want to develop skills so my business can also service international customers. My goal is to expand my business to support my family and give more people with a disability employment so they have a chance to be independent and productive.”

ທ່ານນາງ ພັດສະລາ ອິນສະຫລອງ ເປັນເຈົ້າຂອງທຸລະກິດ ທີ່ໃຫ້ບໍລິການພິມເສື້ອຢຶດ ເຊິ່ງມີພະນັກງານ 8 ຄົນ. ລາວເປັນຫນຶ່ງໃນຜູ້ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມ 18 ຄົນຂອງໂຄງການພັດທະນາພາສາອັງກິດສຳລັບຄົນພິການ, ໂດຍໄດ້ຮັບທຶນຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອຈາກລັດຖະບານອົດສະຕາລີ ຜ່ານສະຖາບັນອົດສະຕາລີ. ບົດເລື່ອງຂອງລາວໄດ້ຖືກສະເໜີຢູ່ໃນກອງປະຊຸມວັນແມ່ຍິງສາກົນ 2018 ທີ່ຈັດຂຶ້ນໂດຍສະຖານທູດອົດສະຕາລີ ປະຈຳ ສປປ ລາວ.

 

”ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າໄດ້ເລີ່ມເຮັດທຸລະກິດໃນປີ 2009 ໄດ້ຮັບການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອຈາກສະມາຊິກໃນຄອບຄົວຂອງຕົນເອງ. ຫລັງຈາກເຮັດວຽກຢ່າງຫນັກເພື່ອຂະຫຍາຍທຸລະກິດ, ປັດຈຸບັນຂ້າພະເຈົ້າສາມາດສະຫນັບສະຫນູນຄອບຄົວ ແລະ ສົ່ງລູກໄປໂຮງຮຽນໄດ້. ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າໄດ້ຈ້າງພະນັກງານທັງຫມົດ 8 ຄົນ ເຊິ່ງ 6 ຄົນ ເປັນຄົນພິການ. ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າດີໃຈຫຼາຍທີ່ສາມາດສະຫນັບສະຫນູນຄອບຄົວ ແລະ ເຮັດໃຫ້ຜູ້ທີ່ມີຄວາມພິການຄົນອື່ນມີໂອກາດໄດ້ເຮັດວຽກ. ໃນຖານະທີ່ເປັນພິການຄົນຫນຶ່ງ ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າເຂົ້າໃຈດີວ່າ ມັນເປັນເລື່ອງຍາກຫລາຍສໍາລັບຄົນພິການທີ່ຈະຊ່ວຍຄອບຄົວໄດ້ຖ້າບໍ່ມີວຽກເຮັດ. ສະນັ້ນການມີວຽກເຮັດງານທໍາຖືວ່າມີປະໂຫຍດຕໍ່ຄົນພິການ ແລະ ຄອບຄົວຂອງເຂົາເຈົ້າຫຼາຍ.

 

ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າຕ້ອງການພັດທະນາທັກສະ ເພື່ອໃຫ້ທຸລະກິດຂອງຂ້າພະເຈົ້າສາມາດໃຫ້ບໍລິການລູກຄ້າຄົນຕ່າງປະເທດໄດ້ນຳ. ເປົ້າຫມາຍຂອງຂ້າພະເຈົ້າແມ່ນການຂະຫຍາຍທຸລະກິດ ເພື່ອສະຫນັບສະຫນູນຄອບຄົວ ແລະ ສາມາດຈັດຈ້າງກຸ່ມຄົນພິການໄດ້ຫລາຍຂຶ້ນ ເພື່ອໃຫ້ເຂົາເຈົ້າ ມີໂອກາດເປັນອິດສະລະດ້ານການເງິນ ແລະ ເປັນຄົນມີຄວາມສາມາດ.”

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