In 2019 CIRUM started a company, Nep Xua to operate social enterprises to benefit ethnic minority communities with whom we work. We tested a model of running community based eco tours and assisted Sai Duan Commune to fulfil their dream to operate a Traditional Community run Herbal Bath House.
Sai Duan is in a successful start-up phase.
In reviewing the pilot phase of Nep Xua, CIRUM decided to take the learning from operating tours and use it to assist communities to access the eco-tourism market through ethical tour operators.
How we work:
We work in partnership with the local community and market providers to design and deliver cultural and eco-friendly experiences that meet market demand and delivers income for communities.
Our focus to the future:
(1) Nep Xua will support two key partners: Human Ecology Practice Area and Sai Duan Commune in Lao Cai; to build them as sustainable eco businesses.
(2) We will develop a new community based tourism site with one of the communities with whom we work and in partnership with an eco-tourism market provider,
To find out more about Nep Xua Business arm click here