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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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5 More Rural Lao Villages with Clean Water

It is always so fulfilling and encouraging to be able to provide water filters for the northern, rural villages in Laos. We see the suffering from a lack of clean water. Disease from water borne bacteria increases infant mortality, shortens lifespans, and reduces productivity and learning. So far this season, our Lao team has distributed […]

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Nambak Ethnic Boarding School Water Project, Northern Laos

This project is our featured project for the season. With over 600 students including primary and secondary, 39 teachers (most who live in small, shared dormitories on site), the school is sponsored by the Provincial Government for the most part. A vegetable field, tended to, by the students and a small fish pond augment the […]

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Poung Jong Permanent Water Supply

The first water project of the season was completed just a couple of weeks ago. This village of Poung Jong has over 300 residents consisting of Hmong and Khmu ethnic backgrounds. Their main income is from tobacco, with most of it going to China. During the off season, the women focus on their weaving for […]

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First Water Filter Distribution for the 2020-21 Season

As expected, donations have been down this year, yet we have still been able to distribute water filters for two villages with the first truckload. It is always exciting for us, knowing as the villagers do, that we are about to change their lives for the better, by improving health of the villagers and village […]

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A New Season, As Our World Resets

While few people saw it coming, our medical scientists knew the threat would become a reality at some point. Our fragile world has certainly changed. Daily living has changed and we simply have to adapt to whatever is thrown our way. The fundraising season has concluded for the most part, as we continue to make […]

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2019/20 Season Wrap Up

After months of lockdown and various stress related issues regarding our projects and students in Laos, the team was able to close out the season just in time for year-end, which is June 30th.  As per the last post, there were many delays over the Sandluangnoi water project, but even with heavy rains during the […]

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Brave New World-Laos Update

Start of Rainy Season

With the world in pandemonium as they try to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, life has changed for the Lao People too, although reported cases are only at 19, as of May 21. The government has recognized that a pandemic of this proportion was no match for their healthcare system, they wasted no time in locking […]

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