Word magazine has been published in Vietnam for over 10 years. So, to celebrate a decade of people making the impossible somehow possible, we are speaking to business owners here who have been operating through good times and bad for over 10 years. First up, Jimmy Pham, founder of nonprofit social enterprise KOTO — Know One, Teach One — a vocational training programme serving at-risk and disadvantaged youth

Dao Van Viet is on a solo mission to clean up Vietnam’s beaches

Dao Van Viet is on a solo mission to clean up Vietnam’s beaches. Now he needs your help

As Vietnam’s foremost urban explorer and star of YouTube series Challenge Me, Hoang Nam’s urbex exploits in Vietnam are unparalleled. Photo provided by Hoang Nam

In between stewarding the nascent Kujuz Café empire, designing clothing and curating spaces, Chuong Dang finds time to go on some dates. Photo by Francis Xavier

We speak to Vietnam’s best known streetfood vendor, 49-year-old Nguyen Thi Thanh, also known as The Lunch Lady. Photo by Francis Xavier

One of the longest of the long-term expats living in Vietnam, British-born Kiwi Mark Wildblood has been here since forever. Photo by Francis Xavier

On the back of making the first-ever reality TV show about photography — Photo Face-Off — we catch up with award-winning, Hanoi-based photographer Justin Mott

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