Buying books and supplies for rural Laos children

1. Introduction, My Story

Hello there, this is my first attempt to try to raise funds online. My name is Jack, I am just a ordinary guy who enjoys traveling the world, especially the off the beaten paths.  (Skip to 3. Donation Project Detail for donation details)

One of my such adventure took me to the country of Laos, I had little knowledge of Laos before I went there, but as soon as I arrived I fall in love with it, Laos has some of the most beautiful landscape on earth, as well as their amazing food and culture, but what is most beautiful is it's hard working people who constantly strive for a better future everyday.

I spend many weeks in Laos and during one of my incursions I meet a lovely girl whom have became my girlfriend today, we meet in the capital Vientiane, but she had originally came from a small rural village, she told me what it was like growing up, where there was no electricity, no running water, no sewage, she had to walk miles everyday to go to school, even though she is fortunate enough to work in the capital, but she never forget the hardship of what is like to growing up.

I have also traveled to many areas of Laos on my own, and I have seen first hand the living conditions.

2. History  and background of Laos

I have learned much about Laos, Laos have a long history dated back a thousand years, however today it is mostly know for the "Secret War in Laos" which during the Vietnam War, when the US Airforce dropped 600,000 bombs or 2.5 million pounds of explosives in that country, as the result many were killed, many homes and villages were wiped from the face of earth, it still hold the record for the most heavily bombed nation per capita on planet earth. Laos has since mostly recovered, however many unexploded bombs still remains that kills or injures dozens every year.

Laos is also one of the youngest country on earth, with over 32% of the population under the age of 14 and 50% of the population under the age of 50. Therefore helping the people to get a proper education is one of the most important things one can do to help.

3. Donation Project Detail

That is when we came up with the idea of buying books, clothing and supplies to help the children who needs it. I spend about 100 dollars with her together buying supplies for the children for her home village and to my surprised that money goes a lot further in Laos, it also helps that she is a teacher and knows booker sellers who can sell in bulk at excellent prices, you can see this first batch from the photos of the materials that we have purchased as well as being delivered to the children.

We felt good and we know we are making a real difference and we want to keep doing it.

This is why I am asking for donations so we can help to give education to the rural people of Laos.

4. Donation accountability

To make sure the funding is properly spend, we will document every single step of the fund being used, from the purchase receipt for the supplies, to the cost of transportation to the final deliver will all be document and photographs for everyone to see.

And I am thinking we can take pictures with the name of the top 5 donor on a cardboard in large letters and take picture of it with the supply being delivered to the children/school so that you all can make sure that all money is used in the proper way.

This is the first time I'm doing this so I have no idea if it will be successful, my goal is $500, but anything above $100 will help me to initiate the project.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Books, educational goods
Material being packaged

Photo of the school, exterior, children's bikes



Classroom interior
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