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We’ve created a dedicated online center to help you navigate our different business resources.

On this page you’ll find access to practical and useful tools, guides, interviews and articles about banking, SME and doing business in Laos.

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Valuable Resources to Support Your Growth

At BFL we focus on supporting our local SMEs and business partners. This is why we decided to launch our new series of interviews, so we can share with you valuable insights and business experiences from selected Lao entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs in Laos

BFL Banking on Women, started in 2017, aims to expand 'Access to Finance' for Lao Women and entrepreneurs.The bank is supporting a network of women-owned SME by providing affordable financing solutions in a sustainable and profitable way, as well as financial advisory and mentoring services.
A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility program has also been initiated with UNFPA and local partners, with its purpose aimed at reducing gender inequalities and developing financial literacy among vulnerable rural women population.
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OCK POP TOCK

Mrs. Veomanee Douangdala is a natural ambassador for Lao textiles, representing and preserving Lao handicraft through her brand Ock Pop Tock. Read this article to discover who she is inspiring young Lao women to empower themselves.

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MAISON DALABUA

Ms. Toune Sisouphanthavong is the founder & owner of different businesses such as: Maison Dalabua Hotel, Manda de Laos Restaurant, Gaspard Restaurant, Laos Hospitality Consulting and D Packing Plastic Factory.

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NITNALOUN & CAMPUS FRANCE

Nitnaloun Panekeo was in a bilingual French-Lao class at Vientiane High School, before obtaining a scholarship from the French government to do a diploma degree in Saint-Etienne in Business and Administration Management.

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TOOKTA, HER WORKS

Ms. Douangmany HEUANGKHAMSENE is the founder and managing director of Her Works, as well as the production manager of the Bountem Gold & Jewelry Manufacturing which is a family owned business.

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SME Leaders in Laos

BFL bank is supporting a network of local and international SME and businesses, spaning from construction or retail to energy and manufacturing. Our program of SME interviews, called "SME Leaders in Laos", is a new series of one-on-one interviews with CEOs, senior executives of and managers of SME and companies operating in locally in Lao PDR and the ASEAN region.
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CPC LAO COFFEE COOPERATIVE, UPCOMING

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VILAKHONE, PHARMAI HOTEL, UPCOMING

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SOMNEUK, MY DREAM RESORT

Mr. Somneuk Bounsa, is the founder and owner of My Dream Boutique Resort, Somneuk Aluminium and Land Trading companies.

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GILLES, L'ELEPHANT RESTAURANT

Mr. Gilles Vautrin, orginately from France, came to Laos in 1999 to become the co-founder of multiple businesses in Luang Prabang, with his partner Yannick Uplavan.

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