Karyia - Lao PDR

How Karyia is breaking the cycle of poverty for her family

“If I hadn’t received this support, I wouldn’t have had the chance to do my secondary education. I certainly would have dropped out of school and helped out in the field as my two sisters do” says 13-year-old Karyia. Discover how World Vision and the British Embassy in Laos have given a boost to Kariya's education and helped her family break the cycle of poverty.

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Visionaries - Laos

Visionaries: Government and Development Partners gather to engage on Well-Being of Lao Children.

Culminating a month of celebrations for children which started with the 1st of June’s Children’s Day, the development agency World Vision organised the first Visionaries event, a platform dedicated to sharing the voices of children in Lao PDR.

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Children's Day - Laos
Children's Day

A Call for Hope, Joy and Justice for All Children in Lao PDR

After two challenging years of disruptions linked to COVID-19, it is time to strengthen the foundations of a brighter future for the most vulnerable children.

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WFP Food Assistance project closing - Laos

Over 1 Million meals distributed by the Ministry of Health, WFP and World Vision

With the recent reopening of Lao borders and decrease in number of COVID cases, the Ministry of Health, World Food Programme, and World Vision have agreed to end the support provided to Quarantine Centres in Savannakhet and Saravane Provinces that was ongoing for 646 consecutive days. The key stakeholders of the project gathered on Thursday in Kaisone to officially close the project.

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Impact Report FY21 - Laos

Our Impact Report 2021

Discover the impact of World Vision's programs in Lao PDR and stories of life transformation for the most vulnerable children and communities we serve.

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Ning - Lao PDR
Child Protection

Early Child Marriage: a Bright Spark in the Dark for Ning

Ning's life changed two years ago when she dropped out of school, like the majority of the teenagers in her community during COVID-19. She is now married and teenage mom, but she is not alone: by joining World Vision's activities, she became a confident mother well supported by her husband.

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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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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

17.1 billion

GDP (current US$)