Clearing bombs, restoring land, returning peace of mind
Laos is the most heavily bombed country on earth. There are still 80 million live cluster bombs, as well as larger bombs, littering the country from U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War. Restoration Laos funds a team of brave Lao explosives clearance experts who are restoring land, safety, and peace of mind, one village at a time.
Restoration Laos is the 100% sponsor of Mine Action Team 53: twelve Lao technicians who seek out unexploded bombs in farm land, school playgrounds, villages, and other places people live. When they find bombs they either blow them up or disable them, so they are no longer a danger to local adults and children. Team 53 is currently clearing bombs from three villages in Khammouane Province, one of the poorest areas in Laos.
. The team is administered by Mines Advisory Group (MAG), which has global experience in clearing the explosive remnants of war. All donations to support their work are received by MAG America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Restoration Laos has a single goal: to fund a bomb clearance team that would otherwise not be able to operate. Every rice paddy that is cleared can feed a village. Every school yard can become a place of play without fear. Clearing bombs not only saves lives, it sets people free.
From April 2022 to April 2023, the team is clearing bombs from three villages, directly benefiting 1100 people. That works out to about $120 per person. Tell me more.
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