food mission

Food Relief Mission

Food Relief Mission in Attapeu Province: In cooperation with the Foundation for Assisting Poor People of Lao PDR, in August 2007 we provided over 20 tons of food and supplies to villagers in the poorest and remote villages of Attapeu Province. While the supplies were mostly given by Thai monks, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation covered the cost of trucking the goods; the FAPPL provided the logistics, a difficult venture during monsoon months as many villages Read more…

Ms. Kamphor

Ms. Kamphor

We met Ms Kamphor in Vientiane during our reconstructive surgery mission in January 2008. The poor seventy year old lady was hit by a run-away car six month earlier. Although the bones of her right leg were fractured and dislocated, she did not see a doctor during all this time because she could not afford medical care. We were happy to arrange for her surgery and provided her with a wheel chair as well. We Read more…

Joey's grandmother

Joey’s Grandmother

In April 2007, while visiting Joey’s family in the province, we noticed that his sweet grandmother was having difficulty getting around as she could not see very well. We arranged a cataract surgery for her in September. Thanks to our assistant Sasithone who took good care of her, Joey’s grandmother has now recovered a perfect vision.

Khaehk caring for his young sister

Khaehk

While visiting our projects in January 2007, Ms. Santisouk Phimsavanh, a manager at Novotel Hotel, Vientiane, made us aware of Kheahk’s story and proposed to collaborate with the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation to take care of him and his family. Khaehk, 8 years old, has no parents and lives with his 82 years old grandmother and a little girl that may be his sister in a shack on the outskirts of Vientiane. He never attended school Read more…

Mong

Mong

We met Mong while visiting our school project in Simmano in January 2007. Mong was born with an intestinal malformation which was summarily corrected at birth. The problem became much more serious at age seven when we met him. With the relentless efforts of our local coordinator Ms. Sasithone Sengchang, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation provided all necessary support to send him to Mahosoth Hospital where he underwent surgery by a team of Vietnamese surgeons. After Read more…

Pheng

While visiting our projects in early January 2007, we were alerted by Dr. Leila Srour about the tragic accident of Pheng. The 20 year old boy had been struck by lightning while working in a rice field in his village near Luang Nam Tha. Pheng, who survived the ordeal, was burned over 70% of his body and left suffering several months with minimal care. In coordination with Her Excellency Karen Tan, Ambassador of Singapore in Read more…

Hatsayfong District Hospital

The construction of a new building at the Hatsayfong District Hospital was initiated by the Buddhist monks of Hatsayfong village in 2008 to provide twelve additional rooms with toilets to the patients of the region who otherwise would not have shelter when under treatment. Financed at 50% by LRF and at 50% by the local community, this project was implemented in close collaboration with all involved parties. We completed the building and handed it over Read more…

Vang at school

Vang

Without accurate records, we estimated Vang to be about five years old when we found her at Home of Light in early 2004. Like many other children there, she was born with congenital cataract. Our intuition however was that she could profit from eye surgery as we guessed that she underwent capsulotomy surgery at an early age and perhaps could recover some vision. We were fortunate to be able to arrange for laser surgery for Read more…

Another picture of Joey

Joey

By luck, we met Joey in 2005 when visiting a remote village some 30 miles North of Vientiane. Joey who was born with cleft feet deformity was then three years old. Having no resources, his parents had accepted his fate. After much discussion, our coordinator Sommanouane convinced them that perhaps a medical intervention could improve Joey’s mobility. With their agreement and our support, we brought him to the National Rehabilitation Center for a series of Read more…