Laos Pledge News 

World Vision’s work in Laos is focused on the most vulnerable, with programs in nutrition and health for mothers and children, water and sanitation, education and child protection. We also invest in economic empowerment to help families increase their income and in infrastructure improvements for schools and health facilities. Today, World Vision Laos benefits more than 200,000 Lao children. 

  • 1,270 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources  

  • 734 children and 648 adults [1,382 people] learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation 

  • 340 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families 

  • 242 people are benefiting from nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in 32 community, school or family gardens  


* Results of World Vision Canada’s projects in Laos funded by Village 2 Village during FY18 (October 2017 to September 2018). 

Reaching further, together 

I want to thank you for helping improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in Laos. 

This past year, you helped families recover from flooding that damaged crops, livestock and livelihoods. With 80% of the population relying on agriculture for their income, your support of clean water sources, food, shelter, and hygiene kits was critical in this time of need.  

Beyond World Vision’s support during the flood, we continue to work with local leaders across Laos to find long-term solutions to poverty and injustice, focusing on the most vulnerable children. You are a vital part of our mission, and we want you to know how incredibly thankful we are that you stand with us.  

Where is my money going? 

As a Laos supporter, you will help to provide long-term resources for lasting change for children, families, and communities.  

Your donations, combined with other partners, will have an immediate and lasting impact, that includes: 

  • Access to clean water 

  • Better nutrition 

  • Basic healthcare 

  • Education 

  • Economic opportunities 


You can also help to provide new or restored water wells, new or renovated schools, and health clinics, as well as improved agricultural and vocational training. 

Why can't I sponsor a child in these areas? 

Raw Hope supports work in the most dangerous places where it is too unstable for child sponsorship to be established. 

Is my donation to World Vision handled responsibly? 

Yes. We account for every dollar of your donation. Of the funds given to World Vision in 2018, 80.8% went directly to programs that helped children, families, and communities, 13.1% went to fundraising, and 6.1% went to administration. To learn more about how your donation are used, check out our Annual Report (URL).  

What will I receive as a donor? 

As a Laos donor, you will receive a welcome package as well as regular email updates on how you are helping to change the lives of children living in Laos. 

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