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2021-22 Construction Season

Our season started late due to various issues, most caused by Covid lockdowns, but it is currently underway, with due haste. We never know if there will be another lockdown with the latest variant. To speed things up a little, our coordinator has been working around the clock in many cases to negotiate, order materials […]

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285 Water Filters Distributed this season

Our first shipment and distribution of water filters for 4 villages in Nambak District, has been completed and pictures of the receiving families have been sent to each donor. The roads were terrible and 41 of the ceramic elements were damaged. In fact the trucks got stuck in the mud several times along the journey. […]

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SideTrips to the Countryside

With so many requests coming in, each requiring a site visit, it is so easy to fall behind.  During Mike and Daniels visit, they were sent off on a boat trip to see Muang Ngoi on the Ou River.  It had been a few years since Mike had been there and it was a beautiful […]

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Water Supply Repairs from Monsoon Damage

Since arrival in Laos in December, the organization has been inundated with requests for repairs or full replacement of their village water supplies.  With over 30 requests to date, it is disheartening to know that only a few villages will receive help this year, being the only NGO in the Districts where most of our […]

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Humanitarian of a Special Breed

We originally met Daniel Tan Cheng Leng at the airport in Vientiane, while waiting for our next flight out.  He came to see us there and buy us a quick lunch and so we would get to know each other a little bit better.  During our last multi-village excursion, he flew out to join us.  […]

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Off The Ground and Running

No sooner had I arrived to Luang Prabang, and we were off the ground running.  We needed to complete our first village before our guests were to arrive, in order to meet the Christmas rush for pictures of the families receiving families that our generous donors had requested.  The village of Phousoung in the Nambak […]

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Fall Update 2018

It has certainly been a hectic summer and fall so far.  There have been lots of fundraising activities for our Laos Projects and other local projects in Southern Ontario.  Fortunately it looks like we are on target with our financial goals for the upcoming season.  We hope to do two water projects. First is to […]

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Final Villages Trip for the 17/18 Season

It has been a bit of a scramble to fit in the last of the commitments for the various projects. Plus, with our budget starting to run low we squeezed everything in one last trip to the villages, before my return trip to Canada and our next fundraising campaign begins for the 2018/19 season. First, […]

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A Poem, by Diana Cabott

I would be remiss, if I didn’t include the latest poem our visiting poet from the Rotary Club of Ladner.  These were her thoughts; The Third Tale of Laos We were deep in the heart of Laos The travel had been long, the road very hard. Our families behind us..really only here a short time. […]

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