Special Collaboration with David Metcalf
For the first dinner, on December 8th, Som Chai will focus on Hmong Hill Tribes. Will Meyrick and Dave Metcalf spent two weeks in North Vietnam in September 2018, visiting the Hmong Hill Tribes, travelling around the villages and markets sampling the delicious food, photographing the people and stunning landscapes.
Dave Metcalf is a professional photographer who specialises in indigenous photography and support indigenous programs in Indonesia to preserve the environment and culture.
Supporting Ethnic Communities
50% of the photographs sold and 10% of the dinner costs will go to support the Foundation Handep Haruei.
Handep Haruei is an agriculture-based social enterprise dedicated to produce, preserve and create added value for locally-grown and forest-based produce – such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. We specialize in growing local and organic fruits and vegetables and producing processed forest-based produce, including herbs, and spices. We also provide capacity building processes for local farmers, all based on sustainable agriculture practices.
The phrase “Handep Haruei” is borrowed from the Dayak Ngaju dialect. Handep is a culture of working together and helping each other within the community, while Haruei means family. Handep Haruei therefore collectively means the spirit of working together and helping each other as a family.
More infos : https://handepharuei.com/