Greetings from Laos,
We’ve begun the work in Laos of getting to know the community and understanding their needs so we can best serve them. We want to help them grow and develop in a sustainable way. We hope you will join us on this journey as a partner in transforming the lives of these people through World Concern.
Here are a few photos from our trip thus far:
A few women in the village make baskets to earn money. They can produce about 25 baskets in a day, working together, and each basket sells for about .17 – .20 cents in US Dollars.
This is a community meeting to talk (through a translator) about what specific needs the families have in the community and how we can help them to grow and develop.
This is a group of farmers from the community. The main crop is rice, although the farmers would like assistance and training to grow additional crops, and they hope that World Concern can help them get a machine that will turn manure into a pellet fertilizer that will help increase crop quality and volume.
While we were talking, this boy wandered into the meeting carrying these lizards, which he had shot with his slingshot. He sold them to a lady for about .70 cents in US Dollars, and she was cooking them for dinner.