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World Vision in Asia: Laos

The Lao People's Democratic Republic, or Laos, is a landlocked country located in Southeast Asia. Its thickly forested landscape consists mostly of rugged mountains, with some plains and plateaus.

See the communities World Vision works with in Laos:

1. Xebangfay Go to Communtiy page 2. Ngommalath Go to Communtiy page 3. Mounlapamok Go to Communtiy page 4. Soukhouma Go to Communtiy page
Laos National Map

Changes to Your Sponsorship in Laos

We are sharing an important update about your sponsorship in Laos.

It saddens us to share the news that new government restrictions in Laos have changed how you are able to interact with your sponsored child.

Please watch a message from World Vision Canada President Michael Messenger about Laos and how it affects your sponsorship.
These restrictions are deeply disappointing. Unfortunately, as a result, we have suspended child sponsorship in Laos.

If you sponsor a child in Laos, you will be contacted in the month of August with options on how to continue your support in transforming the lives of vulnerable children and families, either in Laos or another country. If you would like to call us, please reach us at 1-877-342-4453.

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Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Laos 42/1000 63 Years 57% $1,010 82% 73% 91,428 6,201,000


Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Laos is one of East Asia's poorest countries
  • More than 40% of children under the age of five experience stunted growth
  • Nearly 40% of Laotians live below the poverty line
  • Three quarters of the population earn less than $2 a day

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