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Phoukhood District – Red Letter Day

Folks I thought your good friend Geoff might appreciate the attached photos. His very generous donation paid for 6 kitchen work benches and 18 beds all made by a local “craftsman”, a mattress, blanket, pillow and mosquito net for each bed, drums and dippers for the 2 showers and 2 toilets, floor mats in the 3 kitchens, door […]

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The villagers and the visitors

POVERTY REDUCTION AND VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT – PHOUKOOD DISTRICT, LAO PDR

REPORT ON SITE VISIT TO ANG VILLAGE – 4TH OCTOBER 2015 INTRODUCTION Ang Village is small community of approximately 150 inhabitants located some 15Km west of Phoukood town site. Access is via a narrow, winding and extremely rough road which becomes impassable during the wet season. In mid September of this year a torrential downpour […]

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MiVAC VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

    MiVAC VOLUNTEER POSITIONS LAO PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC   JOB TITLE:  LAO PDR VOLUNTEER  OPERATIONS MANAGER JOB TITLE:  VOLUNTEER MENTORS AND COACHES – 12 POSITIONS   JOB DESCRIPTIONS   JOB TITLE:  LAO PDR VOLUNTEER  OPERATIONS MANAGER Location:  Phonsavan,  Xien Khouang Province – LAO PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. The Operations Manager is domiciled in a fully […]

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Report on Visit to Ban Na Kah

As a result of a request from the Dept Health Poukood we went to visit the village of Na Kah. This village is desperately in need of a good and safe water supply. Nah Kah is 41 km and 2 hours drive NNE from Poukood. The road is very rough and windy climbing up into […]

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Mal and Sandy at Prahran RSL

The First of Seven Lao Hmong in Australia, 1974

When Sandy MacGregor went to Melbourne to talk about MiVAC at the Annual Reunion of the Australian Army Band Corps and at a public talk at the Prahran RSL Club the next day he was fortunate to have two Australian/Lao guys at his talk. One was Mal Vue (Malcolm Nyiaj Vue) who expressed interest in […]

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Toilets 3 - Pong Hor

The Villagers at Phong Hor are Now Using Toilets

Phong Hor is the Hmong “sub village” at the Eastern end of Ban Xai. There are no toilets there until MiVAC supplied the material to build them. The idea was that that the villagers would install the toilets themselves. This has now been done by the villagers without supervision (it was done during the wet […]

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Tick in Sera village

John Salter and John Tick Visited Ban Xai

John Tick is MiVAC’s representative in Western Australia. However he is much more, a Vietnam Veteran, a Tunnel Rat, a Civil Engineer and has a life-long friend in John Salter. John Salter is a Vietnam Veteran having won the Military Cross at the battle Coral/Balmoral, he has considerable expertise in Asian Culture and Humanitarian Projects […]

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The Cattle Shed at Ban Xai and MiVAC’s Sign

Any visitors to Phonsovan will see the MiVAC sign in the main street opposite the Nice Hotel.  The sign invites people to make inquiries within where they will be met by a relation of Yang’s (our Lao Manager) who runs a tourist company for Yang. Visitors will be told about MiVAC and then they can […]

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