From 11 to 22 February the team gather data on village profile. The objective of this activity is to know how many producers and how many labourers each village host. As of now the programme has data on producers and labours both villages, for the next step we will go more detail to get data of producers in each village.

On 27-28th February the team visited Nonsavanh village, Sanasomboun district, Champasack province to collect data for producer profile and village profile. In village we met an interested producer (Mr. Mai). The objective is collect data that essential to put and link in to database of programme, this information will be used for monitoring system and all data of producers will be used for conduct the training course on stove production process especially the producers in Nonsavanh village, Sanasomboun district, Champasack province to start run the stove production in Champasack province and able to ensure for the stove to use on the promotion activities on June 2013 for Champasack province.

From 28 May to 10 June 2013, ICS had put an announcement on newspapers both VTE Mai and VTE Times to call for interest producers; there were 9 people interested to attend the orientation workshop.

After team collect all the list of interest producers, the team will inviting the interested producers to attend the Orientation workshop in Vientiane which will be organized on 5th July 13.

On 19-28 February 2013, ICS staff visited the producer Mr. Khammai in Nonsavanh village to work on using ICS production tools to produce Taopayat. There are 4 workers as Ms. Nang, Ms. Noy, Ms. Khanh and Mr. Mai, to start produce 5 stoves per person for learning ICS stove production process in Nonsavanh village. The first step, they soaked the clay for one night this to make sure that clay are well absorb water and then they mixed the clay with black rice husk ash, by using foot to step on, at that time we found that they used less for the black rice ash in mixing so the clay very stick together and difficult for use stove butterflying to cut around inside the stove body, after that we have discussed about the problem met with 4 workers that why the stove body is not equal in each part the finalize let them continue to make stove trimming and dried about 24 hour and then waiting for the stove firing in the kiln until the last step is assembly to complete the stove production process by using ICS production tools. The result for stove molding of 4 producers in Nonsavanh village is able to produce Taopayat due to everybody has a lot of experience from stove production for existing stove.

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