Letters to Sombath
Since 2013, friends and colleagues have been invited to write letters to Sombath. Below is an alphabetical list of the letters that have been posted, with links to the originals, as well as the most recent posts on the right. If you want to write your own letter, please see these guidelines.
Dear Sombath, Marijke and I met you in Laos some 19 years ago. You may remember that we were expecting our first child then. A few months later, the baby was born and we called her Lorea, meaning ‘flower’ in the Basque language of Northern Spain. Not too long ago,...read more
Dear Sombath, For many countries in Asia and Latin American, this week marks the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD). For this reason, I have been thinking about you even more these days. Last night I found it difficult to fall asleep thinking about you, and...read more
Sombath worked closely with Quaker Service Laos (QSL) during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He made significant contributions to their programs, including the Rice Integrated Farming Systems (RIFS) project. A "History of Quaker Service Laos Development Work...read more