Increased food security for the people of Nong

Golden tips against hunger

In Nong, the poorest district in Savannakhet province, Laos, malnutrition is a persistent problem. A few years ago we started growing nutritious crops on plots of land near the villages. As a result, people no longer had to go into the forest to look for food. The forests are less depleted and important animal and plant species in the forest are preserved. A great asset for the future!

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Magazine 2020-3

for magazine in Dutch click here

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vacancy – member of Supervisory Board

MCNV is looking for a financial expert, with an eye for international development and a wish to contribute to the work of a dedicated organization, to join our Supervisory Board.

For all information see the vacancy here.

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A healthy forest and a better life

Small foresters opt for a sustainable approach

In Quang Tri province, MCNV is starting a new project in which we link the living conditions of small foresters to sustainable forest management. The project is called Prosper and is aimed at guiding a group of foresters in a sustainable way of working, allowing them to sell certified acacia wood at a better price in a few years. We help a second group with the production and processing of seeds from the tung tree into certified tung oil, a type of furniture oil. The oil gets a quality mark and the farmers a fair price. We also help farmers find companies that want to buy the wood and the oil.

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Annual report and account 2019 published

Please find here after our annual report and annual account 2019, in English. For download click here.

MCNV-Annual-report-and-Account-2019_incl-audit

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Dreaming of a life without hunger

The nutritional programs in Phu Yen and Savannakhet in a nutshell

We help villagers grow nutrient-rich crops on a plot of land next to their home. We teach mothers how to prepare the new vegetables. The little ones every day receive a nutritious meal at school or playground and we advise on clean drinking water and hygiene. There is also extra guidance for pregnant women and newborn children. We ask your support to eradicate hunger in these villages for good, our dream! With € 25,000 we can continue this year in both countries with small but structural improvement of the livelihoods of the villagers.

Thank you for your (extra) donation!

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Donor tour 2020 cancelled

Unfortunately, this week we had to decide to cancel the donor tour in April.

It is very unfortunate and sad for all who were so much looking forward to this trip. Donors, as well as the MCNV colleagues in Vietnam and Lao PDR, were so enthusiastic about receiving the group and showing them around.

An analysis (see here) prepared by Pham Dung (MCNV Director Vietnam), and previous discussions about the current situation in Vietnam and in the Netherlands, have led to the decision that MCNV does not want (and cannot) take any risks and can’t bear responsibility for carrying out this trip under these circumstances.
This is the responsibility for (the health of) the participants and tour management as well as for MCNV employees and other people in Vietnam and Lao involved in the organization of the journey.

In the coming period and of course with a caveat to Corona developments, we will look at possible travel dates later in the year. Of course we’ll keep all the fun ideas – as planned for this trip – until another time in 2020!

Tom Fluitsma (tour guide) and Karin Vlug
For additional information: karin@mcnv.nl

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