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Water Testing Equipment for Ban Xai

WATER TESTING EQUIPMENT FOR BAN XAI In October 2012, our Volunteer Coordinator, John Pritchard, contacted the Australian Defence Force Health, with a view to determining the type of Field Water Testing Equipment used by Army. A return call leads John to IDEXX Laboratories. On making contact John was asked to

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Carol Perks from Save the Children

Carol Perks from Save the Children was introduced to MiVAC by DAK, Dave and Kerry (Private Philanthropists who have been very supportive of MiVAC) – they focus on assistance to developing countries in the medical area. DAK provided Ultrasounds, Foetal Dopplers and  Foetal Heart Monitors for Carol – these were

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Extracts of Hugh’s Ban Xai Report

28th and 29th November Peter Maroney, who has been the driving force behind the design of the biodigester, departed site yesterday (28th) and stayed the night in Phonsovan. Thanks for all your work and input Peter. The weather yesterday was terrible, raining heavily all day, so no work was possible.

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Lao Culture- A Divorce Celebration.

Lao Culture- A Divorce Celebration. We, the volunteers at Ban Xai were invited to Yang’s sisters divorce celebration not knowing what to expect. The men and women are separated as the women prepare the meal and the men gather as the celebrant waves a handful of cotton threads over the

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Hmong New Year at Ban Xai

The weekend of 15/16th December is the Hmong New year.  No work is done in the Hmong Community from Thursday evening to Monday morning. They celebrate! Hugh, our site Supervisor, says “it was great to witness the Hmong community celebrating, with the girls of all ages wearing their colourful and

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Tasks for Group Volunteers

Tasks for Group Volunteers Since MiVAC has been at Ban Xai several humanitarian tasks have been identified that are not in the MiVAC MOU and therefore not in MiVAC’s Project Budget. The tasks still need being done to assist the people.  To facilitate this MiVAC can identify tasks and give

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The Lions Club of Terranora Lakes

  The Lions Club of Terranora Lakes   PRESS  RELEASE    Lion Peter Maroney from the Lions Club of Terranora Lakes is currently in Lao PDR assisting the MiVAC Trust in their efforts to improve the lives of the impoverished Hmong people of the village of Ban Xai, approximately 30 Klm

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