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Re: Lao woman gives money to two beggars
Reply #15 - 3rd May, 2011 at 9:57pm
 
Admin Saovaluck wrote on 3rd May, 2011 at 2:11am:
Quite often. When I see someone begging on the streets, it makes me feel sorry for them and it doesn't hurt to give them 2,000 kip (US 25 cents).


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What can one buy with 2,000 kip (US 25 cents)? Seriously.
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Reply #16 - 3rd May, 2011 at 11:21pm
 
You can't buy much with 25 cents, but you seem to forget that I'm not the only person on the streets giving them donations, so they don't just depend on one person for a living.

The beggars make a fair bit at the end of the day, and they're back again the next day.
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Reply #17 - 3rd May, 2011 at 11:50pm
 
Good answers Admins. If 50 people donate .25 cent that's about $12 = 96,000 Kip.
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You can't buy much with 25 cents, but you seem to forget that I'm not the only person on the streets giving them donations, so they don't just depend on one person for a living.

The beggars make a fair bit at the end of the day, and they're back again the next day.

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Reply #18 - 3rd May, 2011 at 11:52pm
 
Admin Saovaluck wrote on 3rd May, 2011 at 11:21pm:
You can't buy much with 25 cents, but you seem to forget that I'm not the only person on the streets giving them donations, so they don't just depend on one person for a living.

The beggars make a fair bit at the end of the day, and they're back again the next day.


So, are you saying: you don't mind taking on the role of benefactress?

Do they even have beds - or matresses - to sleep on? I doubt they sleep where they 'work', right?

What happens when government officials see them? Are they treated with disdain and just ignored or do they give tips as well? Don't the Government help out in some way, shape or form?

Have you ever invited one home?
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Reply #19 - 4th May, 2011 at 12:11am
 
I'm sure they have a place to sleep. They'd be dead by now if they didn't get any sleep.

I can't speak for all government officials, but some of them may give some tips.

No, I have never invited one home.
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Reply #20 - 4th May, 2011 at 12:42am
 
I don't think government has any social program to help homeless people. Lao worker don't have much for donation, average worker make $100 a month.
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Reply #21 - 4th May, 2011 at 4:26am
 
Does $100/month include all people that live in the country side?  Let's take an average from people living in Vientiane, I am positive that the average is much higher than $100/month (>$300/month).  Does people with regular income pay tax (income/sales/property)?

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I don't think government has any social program to help homeless people. Lao worker don't have much for donation, average worker make $100 a month.
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Reply #22 - 4th May, 2011 at 7:14am
 
$100 a month is per capita income. Some make more, some make less, many in the country side don't have jobs or income at all. Some of my relative are farmer, they don't have regular 9-5 jobs. Some from the country side looking for jobs in Vientiane might get disappointed, and end up going to Thailand looking for work instead. It's not like land of opportunity "U.S.A". Where you can just walk anywhere, to any company and apply for jobs.
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Reply #23 - 4th May, 2011 at 1:22pm
 
So it is mind-boggling to me so far when we have 200,000 illegal workders in Laos but the illegal workers forces khonLao to find jobs in Thailand.  If we remove these 200,000 illegal workers then khonLao would not have to go to Thailand at all then and khonLao can replace these illegal workers positions Roll Eyes.

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$100 a month is per capita income. Some make more, some make less, many in the country side don't have jobs or income at all. Some of my relative are farmer, they don't have regular 9-5 jobs. Some from the country side looking for jobs in Vientiane might get disappointed, and end up going to Thailand looking for work instead. It's not like land of opportunity "U.S.A". Where you can just walk anywhere, to any company and apply for jobs.
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Reply #24 - 4th May, 2011 at 2:39pm
 
Admin Saovaluck wrote on 4th May, 2011 at 12:11am:
I'm sure they have a place to sleep. They'd be dead by now if they didn't get any sleep.

I can't speak for all government officials, but some of them may give some tips.

No, I have never invited one home.


Are you considering asking a beggar home for dinner now? Smiley

Where do beggars 'hangout'? I never came across any.

Does Laos have any slums?
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Reply #25 - 4th May, 2011 at 9:06pm
 
I don't know them and their background. They could be thieves or someone dangerous, so it's too big a risk to invite strangers on the streets to my place, especially being a girl.
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Reply #26 - 4th May, 2011 at 11:15pm
 
Or they could be unemployed or has mental problem. That's why America have free health care for people with disability, 65 and older, they has social security. U.S government don't want to see old people, people with disability, mental problem living in the street. Sometime I think U.S is more socialist then Laos.
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Reply #27 - 5th May, 2011 at 12:25am
 
Admin Saovaluck wrote on 4th May, 2011 at 9:06pm:
I don't know them and their background. They could be thieves or someone dangerous, so it's too big a risk to invite strangers on the streets to my place, especially being a girl.


Sounds like you stay alone?

Does Laos have any slums?
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Reply #28 - 5th May, 2011 at 1:58am
 
I stay with other people, but they all work and are not usually home.

There's a mixture of poor and rich people in Laos.
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Reply #29 - 5th May, 2011 at 4:27pm
 
How often do you come across buskers in Laos?

What do they perform?
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