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MMIDI

MMIDI is the Mok Mai Integrated Development Initiative which is being implemented in the Mok Mai District of Xiengkhuang Province. This project implements work in various sectors on a community demand-driven model that enables the project to tailor activities to the exact needs of each community.  In 2014 we focused our efforts on the marginalized ethnic Hmong district of […]

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ONWARD

ONWARD is the Oudomxay Nutrition and WASH Advancement for Rural Development which is being implemented in the Houn District of the Oudomxay Province. This project is an integrated community development program focused on improving nutrition for 7,500 household members, including 3,560 women, particularly women of reproductive age and children under 5. Oudomxay Province ranks as one of […]

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WASH Project

Clean water, health and sanitation play a very important role in a village’s wellbeing. Read how Mr.Yang, the village chief of Thumxoy village, testifies of the positive changes his village has seen. The mountainous, ethnically diverse Xhiengkhouang province of central Laos is one of the poorest provinces in the country with an overall poverty rate […]

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Gender Awareness Project

Woods, mountains and poverty isolate Namon village. A cluster of households with split bamboo roofs defines the community. Remote villages like this, once heavily bombed during the 1988-1972 war, have been undergoing rapid development over the past 40 years. The introduction of roads, even in their unsealed state, has allowed villages to become increasingly interconnected […]

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One Day in Mok Mai

Chelsea (Third year International Development Studies/Communications Student) from Australia visited the ADRA Laos office and writes about her field trip adventure to Mok Mai for the annual MMIDI yearly report meeting.   Development is contagious. This is the most beautiful lesson learnt during my visit to Mok Mai. I also learnt about the Wet Season. […]

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Mok Mai Integrated Development Initiative

The project goal is to increase resilience and decrease vulnerability to poverty in target rural communities through a comprehensive integrated approach to ground level community development. Context: Laos sits as the second poorest nation in the Southeast Asian with around 80% of the population dependent on rural livelihoods. With 27% of the population living on […]

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SEA: REACTi

The project goal is to facilitate an informative forum and specialized training in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management climate change adaptation techniques to ensure that rural community members will have the tools to plan for the future in the face of escalating climate change effects. Context: South East Asia is annually affected by extreme […]

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Gender Awareness Project

The project goal is to improve women’s socio economic well being in Mok Mai ensure that the burden of poverty on women in Mok Mai District is reduced through gender awareness training, small business group formation and capacity building techniques. Context: Gender awareness and equality are necessary components for the advancement and sustainability of development […]

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Climate Change Adaptation

The undesirable effects of climate change are forecast to impact Lao PDR in the foreseeable future. It is imperative that dialogue between farmers, governments, NGOs and scientific organizations are facilitated in order for them to work together effectively to build resilience. ADRA Laos has worked together with ADRA Vietnam to do just that! The SEA: REACTi […]

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WASH for HEALTH

The goal of the project is to improve the health of the families in the target communities – approximately 4,000 individuals. This will be achieved by improved access to potable water and family latrines coupled with positive health behaviour changes through regular health promotion. 25% reduction of diarrhoeal disease morbidity in children under 36 months, […]

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Ready Start Law!

In 2009 ADRA was successful in supporting the government to pass a new Tobacco Control Law through its highest decision-making body, the National Assembly. However, passing the law is not enough. The country now has the tough job of putting this new law into practice and then implementing it according to the government’s plan and […]

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Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS

Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (YEAH) project is making a huge impact in villages across Luangnamtha Province. YEAH has empowered school students, villagers, school teachers and district government representatives to act as peer-to-peer educators on the dangers, issues and facts surrounding HIV/AIDS as well as other sexually transmitted infections. The Government recommended extending the program into […]

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Mok Mai Integrated Program

Based on ADRA Lao’s experience and the participatory assessment, it was determined that year 3 of MKWASH would be used as an opportunity to move into working with some of the poorest villages and households in Xiengkhuang Province, in the areas of health, education and food security. Our Mok Mai Integrated Programme is committed to […]

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Mok Mai Integrated Program Phase 2

Mok Mai Integrated Program (2nd phase of MKWASH Project) Based on ADRA Lao’s experience and the participatory assessment, it was determined that year 3 of MKWASH would be used as an opportunity to move into working with some of the poorest villages and households in Xiengkhuang Province, in the areas of health, education and food […]

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SEA Games Initiative

The SEA Games Initiative (SEAGI) advocated for a smoke free 2009 SEA Games, held in the Lao PDR, 9-18 December; specifically free of tobacco promotion, sponsorship, advertising, and smoking in public sporting venues and related services. The broad influence and media interest associated with the Games, both within the Lao PDR and internationally, provided a […]

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Planning and Legislating Tobacco Control in Laos

Planning and Legislating Tobacco Control in Laos (PALTCIL). The tobacco epidemic is one of the greatest public health challenges in the Southeast Asia region. One in four of the deaths that occur from the effects of tobacco occur in this Region. Although there have been no national surveys on tobacco use in Lao PDR, estimates […]

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Advocate for Tobacco Control Law

In order that the tobacco control law is considered and approved by the National Assembly in 2009, the draft tobacco control law must obtain approval from the Cabinet in September 2008. To facilitate this movement, intensive advocacy activities with policy makers and parliament members must be done during this time. Media advocacy is also needed […]

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Community Initiative for Education Development

Supporting Community Initiative for primary Education Development in the southern provinces (CIED) project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), took an integrated approach by focusing on advocating for better student to teacher ratios, resourcing classrooms, teacher capacity building, as well as building a parent teacher framework to provide a platform for parents to […]

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Water Plant

In the mountainous region of the northern part of Laos, traditional shifting cultivation agriculture is undergoing drastic transitions. New government policies stopping traditional cultivation and the rapid expansion of commercial agriculture with its mass deforestation is terminating traditional cultivation agriculture. Up until now, villagers in the area have relied on shifting cultivation and the surrounding […]

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Luangnamtha Ethnic Minority Health

The Luangnamtha Ethnic Minority Health Project (LEMPH) works with thousands of people in Luangnamtha Province with the aim of increasing the basic health facilities, knowledge and practice of the ethnic minority people group. LEMHP engages the beneficiaries as laboures, contributing their own time in the construction of the latrines and the Gravity Fed water Supply […]

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