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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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Ban Houay Khan and Sandluangnoi

With the arrivals of Kirsten, a dear friend (and fundraiser too) and David Slocum from the Orillia Rotary Club, we set off to distribute the most recent delivery of water filters.  Houay Khan is located across the Mekong River by car ferry and about a 40 minute drive on good road for a change.  In […]

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Ban Mokdo Water Filters

There are two very special people who do so much good in the world and we are extremely honoured to be friends with them.  In addition to supporting 5 schools (with which they funded the construction too) in Cambodia, they also raise significant funds for Laos through Adopt A Village in Laos.  Each year, these […]

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Water Filter Pilot Project

David, from the Rotary Club of Orillia, and past visitor to Laos (last year) has been researching a different type of water filter on his own for rural villagers, hoping to supply a lower cost alternative than the one AAVIL uses.  There is a little more work in preparation of the filters themselves and certain […]

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2019/20 Season Well Underway

With 58 presentations completed and fundraising concluded for the most part, this year’s projects are finally underway.  It is hard to believe this is our 11th year! First off, are a number of our secondary school students shown below.  What used to be a single point of distribution and purchasing of uniforms, is now fairly […]

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