We function, in Europe like on the programs, mainly thanks to motivated people who really believe in what they do by giving some of their time. The vast majority of the people who participate in the programs do not get any compensation although they get no direct benefit themselves. In Europe the volunteers only get refunded of their expenses, when they bother to ask. This is how almost all the funds collected can be sent for the field programs.
The drawer François Schuiten has donated a lithograph to our organization. They are sold at the price of 100 €, this amount is going entirely to the projects. They are numbered 1 to 200, each signed by the hand of the renowned artist. Actual size: 50 x 65 cm.
Volunteers contribute since the very beginning to the success of Mekong-Quilts and Mekong Creations. Especially for the shops, in Hôchiminh City, Hà-Nôi, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, with short visits to the villages of the producers. The expected commitment is minimum 6 months because it takes quite a while to grasp all aspects of the job, and then the volunteer requires support from the overloaded local team.
Better than just read about the programs, why not come and see for yourself? We find we are extremely fortunate to live with a fantastic team and to spend much time in the villages. This gives a lot of energy to pursue and to do more. We invite you to do a mission: visit, and promise to support us by telling others what you have seen (see the charter of the visitor ).