Jan 04

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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Jan 04

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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Oct 01

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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Oct 01

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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Oct 01

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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Jun 01

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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Dec 01

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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Dec 01

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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Mar 01

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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Jul 31

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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