Vientiane International Hospital Project
Humanitarian and Love
Free Medical Mission
Santhong District, Vientiane, Lao, PDR
July 18 - 20, 2015
Soap4Life volunteered to distribute free natural soap to the women and children who came to be treated. There were 6,110 villagers in the 8 villages selected due to their poverty level and risk for health problems. Soap4Life gave handwashing demonstrations, supplied soap for the handwashing stations and distributed soap to all the women and children. Over 2,400 bars of soap were donated and given out personally as they passed from registration to treatment.
We are currently writing a grant proposal to return to this village group and select women who are interested in making and selling soap products. Once selected, they will come to Vientiane for our Women's Soapmaking Training Workshop, receive 2,000 bars of soap and all the equipment and supplies necessary to enable them to become a village soap vendor of healthy handmade soap products.
Indigo Threads Health Fair
April 1 -5, 2016
8th annual 5-day Health Fair
Indigo Threads conducted our 8th annual 5-day Health Fair in cooperation with Pathompone District Education and Health Services Departments at 12 selected Pathoumpone District rural schools for a projected 1,600 students, all who participated in Indigo Threads nutritious School Lunch Program. Indigo Threads provides good nutrition and a yearly general medical examination (the only health care received) for these at-risk students enabling them to continue to develop into educated healthy next generation productive Laos’ citizens.
Soap4Life donated 1,400 bars of healthy natural soap to give to each of the students who were seen and treated if necessary at the 5 day event.