“I am so happy now that I know my land is cleared from UXO. I can start to plant my vegetables and even raise livestock near the house. Thank you to UXO Lao and the CBID team for helping make this happen”. Bounpha – Caregiver of CBID beneficiary.
To ensure that no one is harmed or fatally injured from UXO, the importance of UXO clearance cannot be understated. From May 31 to June 4 in Kham District, Xieng Khouang Province, UXO Lao cleared the land of 14 families in high-risk UXO areas. These households are beneficiaries of USAID Okard Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID). Now they know that their land is safe to live and work on, they can receive the support from USAID Okard to pursue their chosen income generation activity, including raising livestock and starting home vegetable gardens.
USAID Okard, funded by USAID and implemented by World Education Inc,. improves access to quality healthcare and economic opportunities for persons with disabilities, and supports design and implementation of disabilities inclusive policies.