The journey of a little girl on her way home in the midst of a global pandemic
Chongdee is eight years old and lived in Thailand with her mother and aunt until the pandemic stroke. Discover how World Vision put light in her days on her way back home in Laos.
When a mother breastfeeds, a child grows healthy.
Airnoy will soon fall into a deep sleep after enjoying the milk from his mother’s breast. While it seems to be a routine now, this is indeed a revolution for Airnoy’s family.
Overcoming barriers to learning
Learning is a fundamental right of the child. World Vision supports the most vulnerable children to keep on learning and pursue their dreams of a brighter future, like Khamna in Luang Prabang province.
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.
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.
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.