Breaking New Paths
The village of Sa Pa, in northern Vietnam, is a destination for 2 million tourists yearly, who travel to enjoy verdant nature and mingle with ethnic minorities. Shu Tan, a member of the Hmong people, operates a travel agency there. To give income to minority groups, she offers tours including homestays at local villages and craft workshops. She used the proceeds from her tours to establish a free English school where youth from poor families can gain language skills for future job hunting.
Shu Tan shows tourists around
Shu Tan introduces traditional dyed fabrics