In March, when so much was uncertain about the spread of infection, we chose to take early precautions. Mask wearing became

the norm, long before it became mandatory and those in our economic justice programmes, began a three month 'stay at

home' period. This was particularly important for producers in Hands of Hope with compromised immune systems. Participants were

registered for government assistance, which most ended up receiving.

Another vulnerable population was that of the Garden of Friendship and immediately protocols were followed to safeguard the

residents with a ban on visitors and increased hygeinic procedures . Outreach staff limited their village and hospital visits to the

most essential but kept contact with clients by phone.

Schools had already closed for the long end of year break (March to May) and this was then extended to July,

Hearing of the plight of people trying to return to Laos who were sleeping on the roadside while their requests could be processed,  we opened the facilities of the Village Vocational Training Centre  - no longer accepting guests for seminars - to house them. This has happened  on three occasions in recent months with groups supervised by government officials. 

With the generous assistance of our benefactors, we have been able to continue food support to the poorest families in the villages impacted by lack of employment and hope to continue this assistance for as long as it is needed and we thank those who have provided materials or funds.

2020

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Our Mission

With love, compassion and a holistic approach, our skilled and highly experienced mission partners, work to provide skills and opportunities, thereby developing self-sufficiency and meaningful lives among disadvantaged, rural people

Organisations

ACASEA - France

AUSAID - Australia

B.C.T.F.N. - Bangkok, Thailand

Calvados Council – France

Cappuchin Fathers – The Netherlands (Fr Jan)

CARITAS - Belgium

Carol Singers/Kindermissionswerk – Germany

CEI - Rome, Italy

Commune de La Hague –France

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation – USA

Cordaid – The Netherlands

Downpatrick - Norhern Ireland

Global Village Store - Canada

Foundation for All - The Netherlands

Foundation Pour les Autres  - The Netherlands

Franciscans Minderbroeders - The Netherlands

Hilton Fund for Sisters – USA

ICS - Asia - The Netherlands

KIDS - Japan

Littleway Association - England

Mary’s Friends – Norway/Sri Lanka

Medi-Fund - USA (Phyllis Kaplan)

Misean Cara - Ireland

Missio – Aachen, Germany

Missio – Munich, Germany

MIVA / One Men - The Netherlands

MOMS -  USA (Doug Dix)

National Catholic Commission on Migration - Thailand

Oak Foundation – Switzerland

RASKOB FOUNDATION - USA

Siroptimists Yamanashi – Japan

Society of Mary - USA

Stalpaert van der Weile – The Netherlands

Stichting dames Spoorenberg – The Netherlands

Stichting Porticus - Peter Merks - The Netherlands

St Peters Claver - The Netherlands

THAI SMILES - Belgium

Ursuline Sisters – The Netherlands

Wellsprings – USA (Connie Boll)

Embassies in Bangkok:

Australian - AUSAID 

                       NZAID

Canadian - Canada Fund

Irish - Irish Aid

Japanese - Grassroots Projects

Community groups

ANZWG – Bangkok

BCTFN – Bangkok

Romero Community - Australia

SERVE - Ireland

Individuals

Msgr Robert Charlebois - USA

Odran Doyle – Northern Ireland

Robert and Maria Janssens - Belgium

Jetouchek Family - USA

Leeb Family - Austria

Shawn Lui - USA

Ramsay Family - Thailand

The Sullivans - USA

Bill Taylor - USA

Ward Family- Canada

Craft sellers

ArtIsan – Bangkok

Fair Go Trading - Australia

Fairtrade at St Michaels - Oxford, England

Fair Trade Winds - USA

Fatima Centre – Belgium

Fatima Shop - Bangkok

Global Conduct – Australia

Good Shepherd - USA (LA,SF)

HandCrafting Justice – USA

Isan Team  - Bangkok/Pattaya

KANIKA - Belgium

Only Just – Australia

Sharing Fair – Europe

Sharing Fair – Ireland/Northern Ireland

Sharing Fair – Canada

The Trading Circle - Australia

The Windmill - Oxford, England

+ many additional private buyers

Sponsors

Latter Day Saints - Thailand

World Families - Australia

Yoga Teachers - Australia

Give Love Give Smile - Thailand

EFK - Germany

Good Shepherd Sisters

GSANZ - Australia/New Zealand

The Netherlands

England/Northern Ireland

Ireland

MDO - Rome

MDO - Singapore/Malaysia

Canada

USA - Mission Effectiveness Office

        - HandCrafting Justice

        - MDO

Spain