We aim to support some admirable cause by combining industrial makings and local artisanships for specific pieces of our products or dedicated lines Using our activity as a vehicle of social good leads us to become an active and long run player of responsible and sustainable development for communities we are working with. ValentinProject will be involved as a relay of some amazing initiatives.
More than 50,000 people have been killed and injured as a result of UXO incidents between 1964 and 2011. At least of 20,000 of them since the war ended.
In many villages gathering metal restored from either Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) or the containers that enclose it, has been a significant source of income for them and one of the main causes of UXO accidents since the war ended.
In the secluded village of Ban Naphia in highland Xieng Khouang Province, metalworkers cast spoons and bracelets made from recycled aluminium sourced from Vietnam War debris and melted in an terracotta stove.
In the 70’s few artisan families started metamorphosing war debris into spoons. Supported by a Swiss NGO, the project works to make the debris metal supply chain more secure for craftsmen and debris collectors by cooperating with organizations such as Mines Advisory Group (MAG) that focus on unexploded ordnance eradication and learning.
(Source: Mines Advisory Group Centre, Phonsavan – Laos )
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ValentinProject aim to support these villagers to fight poverty by generating work. Mine clearance of the area is increasing amount of safe land for agriculture.
This enables farmers to grow sufficient food or even produce surplus for sale.
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