Quality of Life Association Uxo Survivor Information Centre & Village Shop

Quality of Life Association Uxo Survivor Information Centre & Village Shop, Phonsavan: Address, Phone Number, Quality of Life Association Uxo Survivor Information Centre & Village Shop Reviews: 4.5/5

Quality of Life Association Uxo Survivor Information Centre & Village Shop

Quality of Life Association Uxo Survivor Information Centre & Village Shop
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Fran R
Zurich, Switzerland372 contributions
more valuable information on war which was not theirs
Jan 2020
another worthwhile center to visit.
it is impossible to under-estimate the damage left by a war in which Laos was not even involved in.
again a place where one thinks about humanity.
Written 10 August 2020
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Another must-visit ...
Dec 2019
Another place presenting on the issue of unexploded ordnances and their survivors. More stories on these. Also good place for meaningful souvenirs.
Written 9 February 2020
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Juanito_Hayburg
El Paso, TX3,182 contributions
Help those who have been handicapped by the USA
Dec 2018 • Solo
This store is on the Main Street if PhonsavanLAOS, gateway to Plain if Jars/devastating damage from the “Secret War” and exists to help the victims who inadvertently trigger Unexploded Ordnance, dropped by US (USA/CIC/Congress 40-50-60 years ago), causing loss of limb/eyesight or life. Inside are various items for sale that had been crafted by those victims and/or dependent family members. A moving half-hour video is available to view about the rain of destruction, it’s continuing devastation, and present-day coping strategies.

The first step is for US (USA/CIC/Congress) to recognize & accept our responsibility, something which former President Obama has begun by visiting this fantastic advice country, and starting reparations. Sadly, the current administration has got to be one of the most unsympathetic/insensitive/unapologetic/unable to accept responsibility I’ve ever known in my 40+ years as a registered voter, and feel he is careening our wonderful World (Humanity) ever closer to extinction.

I am strongly supportive of land mine/Unexploded ordnance safe removal; WE could easily contribute needed money toward this worthy effort by building ONE less aircraft carrier or ending the flying 22 program. It gets my “Wheel of Approval!”
Written 18 December 2018
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grant b
Invercargill, New Zealand117 contributions
Get the gorse out - go buy something
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is a great shop supporting great work and the unfortunate story and need behind its existence. We picked up a few gifts for home and were happy to spend the money on the reasonably priced items with the profits going back to those in need resulting from a senseless legacy of a senseless war that wasn’t theirs but remains their problem - approximately 1 million unexplored bombs remain today and too many people are being injured today due to this pollution of war.
Written 8 November 2018
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britchick73
London, UK314 contributions
Supporting the victims of UXOs
Oct 2018 • Solo
This small exhibition is a great complement to the MAG centre up the street. Here the focus is on helping the victims of UXOs and other people with disabilities.
Written 5 October 2018
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Stotty6
Laos79 contributions
Fantstic way to help out those people effected by bombs dropped during the Vietnam war.
Jun 2018 • Family
There are some really beautiful items for sale here, as well as some tragic stories on display to help people to understand and support those people injured by remnants of war. Definitely worth a short stop.
Written 24 June 2018
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Timo T
41 contributions
Great cause - must visit
Sep 2017 • Family
Laos' "Secret War" has left millions of unexploded small and large bombs throughout the country. To this day, people get injured and killed. The Quality of Life association aims to help victims and their families.

The center has a lot of interesting, and heart wrenching information about some of the people it supports. You can watch a short film upstairs. And you can support the cause by buying there merchandise or donating directly.

Even small contributions make a difference to the victims of bombs that was dropped over 40 years ago. Highly recommend to stop by.
Written 22 September 2017
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Ted E
Vancouver, Canada38 contributions
UXOs of Laos
Aug 2016 • Solo
I happened to stop into this organization's info centre while spending a night in this very sleepy provincial town. I was amazed & saddened to learn about the carpet bombing that was undertaken by the US forces during the Vietnam War! With little resources, they are making progress in educating people about the destruction & injuries caused by these bombs and helping victims rehabilitate and improve their physical, mental & financial well-being. I highly recommend a visit to their Centre in order for visitors to be educated about the perils of war and to support their good work by making purchases in their gift shop of handicrafts made by survivors.
Written 14 July 2017
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Thelma K
538 contributions
Supporting a good cause
May 2017 • Friends
The Quality of Life Association is next to the MAG Centre. QAL provides support to vulnerable groups especially victims of unexploded ordinance (UXO) and people with disabilities. There was an interesting range of goods for sale such as scarves, bags , etc. Prices were reasonable and it was good to be able to support a very worthy cause.
Written 22 May 2017
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2012sunilmumbai
Mumbai, India635 contributions
A good socially conscious activity which has greater potential.
Apr 2017
From the MAG centre next door i popped in here.
Its not large shop but it has interesting data on the effects of the vast bombing and the effect on the people. The fact that nearly 90% of the sale proceeds go to the survivors is creditable in an age when often NGO's admin costs are way over 50-60% sometimes.

The shop has shawls, bags, towels and other items for sale. Priced slightly high but its for a good cause. The towels are more like large table runners but being thin cotton fabric, useful during one's travels. I think the range can be extended and the labelling more thorough as the items near the entrance on the vertical tall racks had no pricing or details.

There is a library and a video room at the back.
A must visit place if in Phonsovan.
Written 29 April 2017
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