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Project Kajsiab – Helping Women and Children in Bokeo Province Laos

Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos COVID-19 Update – March 2021 Let us all remember:“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” For now, all self-sustainability activities at our project are closed. We have no income to feed 46 people at Kajsiab

Luang Prabang Half Marathon Weekend Oct 2017

The annual Half Marathon Weekend is coming soon with many activities from Oct 19-Oct 23rd in the beautiful and historic UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos. This is an opportunity for locals, expats and tourists to have a great time while supporting the Lao Friends Hospital for Children. The charity race takes place on Sunday,

Painting a school – Fairtrek

The community of Houy Hear is 40 minutes away from Luang Prabang and it’s a Kasack community. Sometimes all the communities want is a little help that can go a long way and mean a big change. In this case, the village school needed a little touch up! This village partnered with Fair Trek to

Sport Uniforms – San Oudom Village

The communities benefit from every visit done by a group of volunteers or students. One of the benefits that Fair Trek makes sure the communities get is the payment of the village fund. It is a communal bank account that the community gets to decide how to spend. Sometimes it could be helping a family

Building Bathroom – Long Lao Gao Village

The village of Long Lao Gao is the neighboring village of Long Lao Mai where Fair Trek developed the Eco Bungalow project. Because of this, the village of Long Lao Gao was already familiar with the adobe technique. When the community of Long Lao Gao approached Fair Trek with the need to build a bathroom

Building School Access Stairs – Kuchaluang Village

Rainy season in Laos can make life at the villages a little complicated. This was the case for Ban Kuchaluang, a Kasack village that is 1 hour away from Luang Prabang. This village has around 45 families that all share the school’s 2 classrooms but during the rainy season, the steep way up to the

Building a Water Tank – Kuchaluang Village

During dry season the villagers of Kuchaluag had to travel many miles to get water for their daily needs. There were months at a time when this village would have no water. Fair Trek and several groups of volunteers partnered with the Kuchaluang community to build this water tank. It has helped the community have

Fair Trek’s Largest Volunteer Group

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In May, Fair Trek hosted 144 students and teachers from Hwa Chong International School in Singapore. They came to Laos with Fair Trek’s partner, World Volunteer, a Swedish-based service-learning organization, to support the Eco Bungalow.

UXO Laos Museum

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The UXO Laos Visitors Center is easily one of the most important places to visit in Luang Prabang. It features a simple, but highly informative exhibit that details some of the more disheartening consequence of being heavily bombed during the Vietnam War. This important museum in Luang Prabang features an extremely informative exhibition on the

Painting school and Fencing – Moud Village

This project in Moud Village has a lot in common with the project developed by Fair Trek in Ponsavang village. These two schools are shared by many villages around them. This is the only secondary school around the area and around 5 to 6 villages use it. This takes a toll on the structure and

Painting a School – Ponsavang Village

The village of Ponsavang is in a very strategic location since it is on the main street of the Xieng Ngern district. The 7 or 8 villages around this school only have pre-school or primary schools, making this a secondary school that is shared and used by many. On this occasion, Fair Trek partnered with

Luang Prabang Welcomes New Hospital

A New Pediatric Hospital Opens up in Luang Prabang Khou is an eight year-old girl from the village of Nong Khuay, a Khmu community two hours away from Luang Prabang. Ostensibly like other kids her age, she actually suffers frequent seizures and shows signs of a development disability. Because access to quality healthcare in Nong

Lao Coffee – Tastes Good, Does Good

Saffron Coffee in Luang Prabang Laos

Coffee Roasters in Laos serve delicious coffee and help communities One of my absolute #1 favorite things in the entire world is a good cup of coffee. When you arrive in Laos, it might seem that 3-in-1 packets of instant coffee are the only option, but let me let you in on a little secret

Eco Bungalow Officially Opens in Long Lao Mai!

Tiger Trail, Fair Trek, and Partner Kickoff Grand Opening of the Eco Bungalow in Long Lao Mai Well, we did it! The Eco Bungalow in Long Lao Mai is officially open for business.  On Friday, 31 January 2014, we celebrated the official opening of the Fair Trek Eco Bungalow community-based tourism project. We joined together

ECO Bungalow Project in Nong khuay

Eco Bungalow

  Fair Trek ECO Bungalow Project Luang Prabang, Second Village Construction.   Community tourism project under way in Luang Prabang Province. Building with Clay/Earth and with the help of Volunteers. This initiative for sustainable tourism is unique. Our mission, “tourism benefiting communities” is carried out…     After the successful construction of a beautiful ECO-Bungalow

Luang Prabang Half Marathon 2013

Luang Prabang Half Marathon

  Luang Prabang Half Marathon: La Procession   Belated high five and complimentary ice pack to all those hearty souls that participated in the inaugural Luang Prabang Half Marathon: La Procession on October 5.  Even with a 6:30am start time, the heat and humidity can be quite a challenge, so we  ll deserved congratulations to