In 2010 Mr Ladon was injured by UXO when burning off close to his house. As a result he was totally blinded in one eye and the vision in his second eye became severely impaired.
For quite some time Ladon has had the vision of earning income by growing vegetables. He tried it on a small scale with success, however, access to water was a constraint to him doing so on a larger scale.
Today QLA handed over the necessary equipment for Ladon to pump water to his crop. He hopes he will now be able to generate enough income to support his wife and children.
When saying thank you to QLA, Ladon expressed his appreciation at QLA’s continued support, which includes the cost of the continued education of his children. He is also a QLA member and a regular participant at QLA’s stakeholder meetings, which are followed by get-togethers of UXO survivors and people with disabilities for social inclusion and peer to peer support.
QLA would like to thank Australian Friends of Laos whose generosity has enabled Ladon to access the equipment he needed.