Lo-Pha Society Branch of NC is a non-profit organized exclusively for charity within the definition of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code to:
Support and promote education within the Lo-Pha families and to the community at large
Strengthen relationships among the Lo-Pha families of North Carolina by promoting mutual cooperation.
Carry on cultural traditions through continuing education and performing arts.
Provide social services and technical assistance to those in need.
Serve as advocate and liaison for the Lo-Pha.
The Hmong (pronounced mong), are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Hmong are also a sub-group of the Miao ethnicity in Southern China. They began a gradual southward migration in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more arable land.
There are a total of 18 Hmong clans and they fought alongside the CIA Special Activities Division against communism during the Laotian Civil War, also known as the Secret War. The Hmong were singled out for retribution when the Pathet Lao took over the Laotian government in 1975, and tens of thousands fled to Thailand seeking political asylum. Thousands of these refugees have resettled in western countries since the late 1970s, mostly the United States and in other countries such as Australia, France, Canada, and South America.
Lo-Pha Society Branch of North Carolina, Inc.
Lo-Pha Society Branch of NC, Inc.
• Thooj Siab Koom Ntsws (Unite)
• Sib Hlub (Love)
• Sib Pab (Support)
• Vaj Huam Sib Luag (Equality)