September 29th, 2016 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Building a Foundation for the Future
I am heartened by the extraordinary progress we have made together. I have been most fortunate to have the opportunity to represent the United States in Laos, and I want to thank the Lao people, both those in the United States and in Laos, for their warm hospitality and support. During our time in Laos, my wife and I have visited all 18 provinces in Laos, and in each of them, we have been impressed by the beauty of the countryside, the beauty of Lao culture, but, must importantly, by the beauty and the warmth of the Lao people.
April 1st, 2016 by Siamphone Louankang | Comments Off on Friends Without a Border
In was a painful first hand experience that inspired Kenro Izu to start ‘Friends Without a Border’: “In a pediatric bed, I saw a girl accompanied by her father. The father could not afford $2.00 for her treatment. The girl was not given any pills or treatment and died in front of my eyes.”
November 26th, 2015 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Ambassador Clune’s Optimism for Laos
Ambassador Daneil A. Clune and his wife Judy speak to a child in a school that benefits from the World Food Program run McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (IFEP) in Chom-Ong village, Oudomxay Province
June 30th, 2014 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Postcards from the Past
Postcard images from 19th & 20th century Laos, researched and compiled from various archives. Featuring many ethnic groups and indigenous people.
November 16th, 2013 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on What is Modern Laos?
Amy believes that personal stories have the power to change people and mobilize tangible impact in the world. She’s on a mission to inspire the world to grow emotionally and spiritually with a deeper appreciation for human connection.
August 4th, 2013 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Welcome to Jhai Coffee House
Jhai Coffee House will be the world’s first philanthropic coffee roaster and cafe located at the source. Our cozy cafe will serve locally grown and roasted coffee to the local community, as well as to the hundreds of tourists that come to the area to visit the coffee farms each day.
August 26th, 2012 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Elephant Mobile Library
“Elephants are coming! Elephants are coming!” Hundreds of young voices shout in chorus, the excitement palpable. But these are not just any elephants—they are four-legged libraries! In Laos, the Asian elephant has long been a national symbol.
May 28th, 2012 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Inspired to do good
I really want to get Lao American communities to help by using their special knowledge and skills to work within the rural communities, because they have a lot to offer. I truly enjoy what I am doing.
November 19th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Gifts of Gratitude
“Now that you have the gift of a school by our kind brothers and sisters in America, it is your responsibility to fill up the classrooms, to get educated so you can get out of poverty. Do not take their gifts for granted. Use it.”
November 19th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on A taste of home
Papayas, jackfruits, coconuts, bananas, bees, bamboo, omelete, chili sauce, smoothie, sticky rice, soups, salads, skewers and stews. Dennis travels to Laos to visit family in late 2011 and shares with us his favorite eats. Enjoy!
March 27th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Capturing light and color
Photographer Xiaohoa Michelle Ching turned her lens on Laos in early 2011 to capture beautiful images of daily life. Michelle’s ethnic Chinese father met her mother in Laos before they immigrated to the US.
February 22nd, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Personal Medical Mission
U.S. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)/Facial Plastic Surgeon Kyle Keojampa, MD and his fiancee U.S. General Surgeon Melanie Gainsbury, MD traveled on a medical mission with the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation http://lao-foundation.org/ for cleft lip/palate and ENT surgery. For Kyle the trip was professionally and personally significant.
February 14th, 2010 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Cluster Bomb Removal in Laos
Legacies of War (“Legacies”) announces the release of its conference report, “A Peaceful Legacy Now: Briefing & Discussion on Cluster Bomb Removal and Assistance in Laos,” which details the current status of cluster bomb clearance, victim assistance and risk awareness education in Laos and recommends a substantial increase in U.S. funding for these activities. The […]
January 22nd, 2010 by LaoAmericans | 1 Comment
The success of our first Jai Lao mission is due, in large part, to the generous contributions of our supporters. Their gently used clothing donations, in-kind contributions, Jai Lao apparel donations, and monetary donations have given warmth and smiles to over 2,000 people in six villages.