Defying malnutrition Lao PDR
AHAN Project

Defying malnutrition in Lao PDR

The AHAN integrated approach is impacting the lives of the most vulnerable children.

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WWD21 - Lao PDR
AHAN Project

When water empowers women, it empowers communities

"Clean water, bright life" says Phaivan. The grandmother is now a role-model for the women in her community, thanks to the AHAN Project's WASH intervention.

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AHAN cricket raising - Lao PDR
AHAN Project

Raising crickets, rising hopes

Discover how a simple insect can become a game-changer for the nutrition and the incomes of a Lao family. 

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AHAN Integrated nutrition researches dissemination day
AHAN Project

New research findings highlight the essential role of integrated-approach to tackle malnutrition

On 17th September, World Vision and the Lao Ministry of Health disseminated the key findings of researches conducted by the AHAN Partnership.

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Covid-19 emergency response

World Vision's response to COVID-19

In Lao PDR and all over the world, discover how World Vision contributes to fighting against the global pandemic

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AHAN project
AHAN Project

Improving the nutrition of the most vulnerable children and their communities

Based in 3 southern provinces of Lao PDR, the Accelerating Healthy Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project aims to enhance the nutrition of rural households through a sustainable and holistic approach including agriculture, health, WASH,  gender and multi-sector coordination components.

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Smiling sponsored child in Laos

How water is creating jobs for people in Laos

“I am very happy to have a water tap near my house because I can spend more time in school and have more time to play!”

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World Vision started working in the country in 1968 through relief assistance provided to people displaced by the Indo-China War. The organization closed in 1975 and reopened in 1991, resuming development work that focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable children.

From 1999, with a New Vision and a development strategy, World Vision committed to its mission through its development vehicle called Area Development Programme. The first area development programme was in XiengNgen.

We believe Lao children represent hope for the nation’s future and World Vision works along with the Government and Communities, ensuring the wellbeing of children, especially the rural children, through a development approach focused on education, health, child protection, and economic growth/food security.

In 2013, we launched a three-year strategy focusing on supporting vulnerable children and their families. This new national strategy focused on contributing to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). More than 200,000 Lao children have benefited from programmes or policy improvements as a result of our work.



7 million

Population, total


Capital City

16.9 billion

GDP (current US$)