BSL Lao PDR
Nutrition
Building Secure Livelihoods (BSL)

The Building Secure Livelihoods (BSL) Project in Lao PDR provides a comprehensive pathway out of poverty for families to improve their livelihoods to levels that are productive and resilient enough to survive a range of shocks and stresses.

Project's key figures

100

Villages

9

Districts

4

Provinces
"My child is healthy now! I will try my best to practice what I have learned and I will tell other mothers who still do not understand about their child’s nutrition to practice these ways to get a better life for women in our village."
Voy, 21, a mother in Phonexay District, Luang Prabang Province

Project objectives

ັAgriculture
Improved access and availability to sufficient and diverse foods year-round for target households
Economic
Improved and established income adequacy and security of households
Resilience
Increased resilience of household livelihood systems to shocks and disasters
BSL Lao PDR

Builiding Secure Livelihoods

The project model uses a series of approaches to ensure households have economic and financial knowledge and support, and an understanding of risk and how to plan for the future. Families learn how to increase productivity and profitability, alongside sustainable management of all their resources (natural, social and economic.). We establish and strengthen a savings culture, and financial inclusion through savings groups for nutrition. We help families – and whole communities – to be more resilient with Community-Based Disaster Risk Management. We promote development of Local Value Chains and Market Systems that work for the rural producers.