Association for Rural Mobilisation and Improvement (ARMI)
Status, members, staffs• decrees of NPAs No. 115/PM dated April 29th, 2009• New license No. 511/MoHA in August 9th, 2012.• changed from “NOn-profit association for Rural Mobilisation And Improvement (NORMAI)” to “Association for Rural Mobilisation and improvement (ARMI) ”• 41 members (19 women)• 37 staffs (14 women)
Vision/MissionVision• Normai aims to contribute to a society that offers a future of well-being for all ethnic groups, based on mutual respect, sharing resources and opportunities, and care for the environment.Mission• To achieve its vision, Normai works to improve the quality of life and self-reliance of the poor and marginalized in rural areas, through capacity development and community organising.
Values Solidarity Participation Transparency Effectiveness opportunities for everyone
Partners• 11 partners : BftW, Caritas Luxemburg, Caritas Switzerland, Fastenofer, GAA, Misereor, Oxfam Novib, SNV, Welthaus, Blue Moon Fund and CORD).
Projects• Atsaphone Community Development Project Savannakhet Province (ASP3) (Phase III, July 2011 – June 2014), working in 12 villages about 3,965 people (2,192 women) support by Fastenopfer, Welthaus and Oxfam Novib.• Integrated Community Development Project Saybouathong District, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR (SBT4) (Phase IV, January 2012 – December 2014) working in 16+4 new villages 5,907 people (3,122 women) support by Caritas LU/CH• Self-Help Community Project in Thapangthong District, Savannakhet province (Phase II, January 2010 – December 2012), working in 13 villages about 4,193 people (2,192 women) support by Fastenopfer, Welthaus and Misereor.
Projects• Promote Agriculture for Food Security (1 July 2011 – 30 December 2012), working in 12 villages about 1,015 people (521 women) support by BftW.• Poverty Reduction Project in Nong District, Savannakhet Province, Working in 9 villages about 1,734 people (600 women) support and working GAA.• Improved Cook Stoves Project (ICS), target group are the ICS producers, retailers and users in 3 provinces: Savannakhet and Champasak (phase I, April 2010-March 2013 support by SNV, Oxfam Novib and Blue moon fund).
Improved Cook Stove (ICS) New ICS Lao style Tools for better and faster production Promotion for better sale
Improved Cook Stove (ICS) -Improved cook stove programs is the most important to development to the social and economic, especially to promotion to use of energy and efficiency.
Improved Cook Stove (ICS), ,, ,Improved new Taopayath, by cooperation with three Taopayath entrepreneurs, at Champhone district, insavannakhet province, and cooperate with Savannkhet Department of science and technology, teacher trainingCollege and University college. More than 500 tests were completed, the result of test of new ICS has efficiencies58,7% more , compared to (Traditional stoves), the department of science and technology has agreed to decide toconfirmed formally through result of testing and will provide logo.
Improved Cook Stove (ICS)According to expect of ICS Programs, fordevelopment sustainability or value chain,that focus on cooperation with stakeholders,especially the ministry of science andtechnology, in order to become location ondevelopment toots and equipment for new ICSfor other producers, able to assess bythemselves and cost available.
Improved Cook Stove (ICS)After practice new tools, producers interesting to tools and equipment to product new ICS , becausethese tools reduce labor and save times, especially women producers, their able to produce over 100
Improved Cook Stove (ICS) .More than 250 of new ICS had Promotion campaigns for two locations at boat racing festival and fair market (Itacc).