who we are
We are a small group of individuals that has come to realise that certain aspects of life are meant to be lived for others. This is despite our own comfort zones, our financial situation and our own busy schedules.
We are not a humanitarian aid organisation or an activism group. We believe in a simple core message, that we have come to know certain people for a reason, and in sharing in their life experience, has come a passion within us to learn, help and join them in their journey through life.
In 2008 members of The Kvell Project visited the Thai-Burma Border for the first time, meeting Paw Lu Lu and her husband, Nandoe.
Nandoe and Paw Lu Lu have a history of helping refugees fleeing the conflict in Burma into Thailand, where along the border connecting the two countries, Paw Lu Lu is well known as an advocate for women’s and ethnic minority rights. Nandoe and Paw Lu Lu started an orphanage for the children of refugees in 2006, and since then it has grown in both diversity and size where it now houses more than 30 Karen, Thai and Mon children who call it home. The more we learned about the needs of the orphanage, the more we felt a burden to help.
Since the first trip in 2008, friends from all over the world have returned on a yearly basis to visit and work with the children; and from this, it has slowly developed into a small initiative that is known as The Kvell Project.
CURRENT UK TEAM
Our UK team is made up of skilled individuals who give their time, effort and resources completely free of charge. The UK team is completely unpaid and currently cover all their own costing.