Trekking around Sapa with Sapa Sisters (Vietnam)

About Sapa Sisters :

We are Sapa Sisters, an ethnic minority Hmong trekking group based in the beautiful northern mountainous highlands of Sapa, Vietnam. We are very proud to be one of the few Hmong businesses that exist in this region – and one that is entirely owned and run by women. We think that this is a significant achievement because Hmong highlanders face much higher levels of poverty and many barriers to accessing capital and business connections. Tourism to our area is providing us with vital new opportunities to earn sustainable incomes, helping our families and our communities to prosper.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Sapa Sisters was started in 2009 by six friends: Radek Stypczynski, a painter and visual artist from Poland/Sweden, Ylva Landoff Lindberg (www.ylvalandofflindberg.com) , also an artist, with four Hmong women Lang Yan, Lang Do, Cho, and Zao. Radek, having seen and heard first hand the difficulties of young Hmong women, in particular, finding decent jobs and wages in Sapa began collaborating with the Girls on a venture that could be self-sustaining and operated almost entirely independent of outsider assistance. The idea was simple: a Trekking company operated by the girls with no middle-man i.e. tourist operators or hotels; Radek would set up a website that could connect travelers with their guides as well as help communication between travelers and guides as the the girls cannot read or write English (although their spoken English is excellent).

About the organiser: Sapa Sisters was started in 2009 by six friends: Radek Stypczynski, a painter and visual artist from Poland/Sweden, Ylva Landoff Lindberg (www.ylvalandofflindberg.com) , also an artist, with four Hmong women Lang Yan, Lang Do, Cho, and Zao. Radek, having seen and heard first hand the difficulties of young Hmong women, in particular, finding decent jobs and wages in Sapa began collaborating with the Girls on a venture that could be self-sustaining and operated almost entirely independent of outsider assistance.
Website of the organiser: https://sapasisters.com/
Time & Duration: 1-day, 2-days, 3-days or More-days trekking, Market Tours, Homestays or Stay over night at your guide’s home.
Location of activity: Sapa, Vietnam
Language(s): English
Registration process: on the website
Activity Type:
Free Activities
Paying Activities
Volunteering
Social Purpose:
Environment
Education and Literacy
Healthcare
Diversity and Integration
Culture and Arts
Poverty Alleviation
Social Entrepreneurship
Others
Month of activity:
May 17
Jun 17
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Mar 18
Apr 18
Country: Vietnam
Listing created May 30, 2017

Public discussion (1)

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Yahia Abdalla

6 months ago

It's good to hearing from you Sapa sisters.

Go ahead in your project and I hope to see you are successful women in your life.

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