Providing the Rural Villagers of Laos With The Basic Tools of Hope....


Permanent Water Supplies, Water Filtration, Toilets and Educational Support.

With your generous support, we have raised over 6,300 water filters to date, serving almost 32,000 rural villagers, constructed permanent water supplies to 21 villages, completed 12 school construction projects, built over 40 banks of toilets and provided educational support to students who could not afford to go to school.

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The gift of clean water is perhaps the most valuable gift, one can give.

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What does AAVIL Do?

We provide life saving support in rural villages in Northern Laos.

The deadly secret war of the 60’s and early 70’s, left tens of thousands of Lao citizens dead and an estimated 600,000 tons of unexploded ordinance in the soil.  The Lao people, mostly poor, uneducated farmers are still recovering.  

Check us out to see how we are making positive change, one village at a time, and to see how you too can assist in their recovery and offer hope of a better future.  

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Current Projects

During a year of constant change and challenges, we have adjusted our budgets to reflect our new reality for now.  We still plan to do great things! Visit our Projects Page to see what we’re working on.

Donate Water Filter(s)

The gift of clean water is perhaps the most valuable gift, one can give.  It is…

Rural Regions of Luang Prabang Province

Feminine Hygiene Program

Now that the Covid lockdowns are over, AAVIL is restarting its feminine hygiene …

northern Luang Prabang Province, Laos

Huey Hid

It is our intent to provide, with the help of the villagers and an engineer,  a…

northern Luang Prabang Province, Laos

How can you help?

Why not be an inspiration to others?  Whether you choose to help a student reach their potential, visit our projects and share your story with friends, or make a donation to really make a positive difference in the lives of a poor family, you will set an example for others to follow.

Meet Our Family

Each of us has a passion to make the world a better place and to give hope to the families who receive their gifts through the dedication of our directors and our Field Coordinator.  Find out more below.  

Steve Rutledge


President of AAVIL, Rotarian on the International …

Hugh J. Parker


Director of AAVIL, serves as chair of the Board of…

Douglas Byers


Director of AAVIL, is a member and past president …

Barry Mount


Director of AAVIL, serves as President and is a fo…

Faye Langmaid


Secretary of AAVIL, is a senior manager at the Mun…

Kerry Mount


Kerry Mount, director of AAVIL, is the Human Resou…

Siphan Phanthavong

Laos Head Co-ordinator

Siphan is a college graduate from Luang Prabang an…

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Our Supporters

A special thank you goes out to numerous individuals and organization who help us do our work.