Our Village Association:
Our partner, Our Village, on the ground in Salavan Province, Laos has been serving villages for more than a decade. The directors, Dr. Boualaphet Chounthavong and Chanthala Bouavong, are Lao themselves and their 12 staff members are members of the ethnic minorities that they serve. They are committed to improving living conditions of the impoverished people of Salavan Province, the majorioty of whom live on less than $1 per day. Their primary program areas are: education, agriculture, and health.
CleanBirth.org sources Clean Birth Kits through AYZH. AYZH’s know-how and in-puts are second to none. From their website:
ayzh is a for-profit social venture providing health and livelihood solutions to impoverished women worldwide. We develop low-cost, appropriate technology designed to meet the unique needs of women in resource-poor settings. Signature to the ayzh brand is a convenient, “kit style” product. In 2010, ayzh launched its first product, JANMA, a clean birth kit, which provides women all the components recommended by the World Health Organization for a safe and hygienic birth, using environmentally friendly and culturally appealing materials.