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Quality of Life Association Uxo Survivor Information Centre & Village Shop

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Help those who have been handicapped by the USA

This store is on the Main Street if PhonsavanLAOS, gateway to Plain if Jars/devastating damage from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
El Paso, Texas
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Get the gorse out - go buy something

This is a great shop supporting great work and the unfortunate story and need behind its existence... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
New Zealand
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Unit 3 41, Phonsavanh Village, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
+856 61 211 124
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grantinaus
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank britchick73
Reviewed June 24, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stotty6
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank OrganicTed
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Thelma K
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Walked in here and was not sure because it looked like a very overpriced shop selling bags and things. But after watching the free video and reading the signs it is a fund distributor for people who have suffered uxo injuries and need assistance. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank erik_trick_12
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Out of the awfulness of the war good people are working hard to improve the lot of those less fortunate than themselves. It gladdens the heart and gives hope for humanity. The local goods are good quality and benefit the local communities.

Date of experience: February 2017
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