Serving the local population since 1991
In Laos, 80 percent of people living below the poverty line reside in rural areas. Accordingly, ADRA Laos develops projects that go to them, bringing rural villagers the basic resources they need to survive. To achieve this, ADRA Laos has specialized in health, food security and land management, and education.Make a difference around the world
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Our ONWARD program integrates training in sanitation and nutritional health for the people of Oudomxay Province.
Improved natural resource management innovations have bolstered regional climate change initiatives in Southeast Asia.
Capacity Statement OverviewIn July 2010, ADRA Laos began implementing the Mok Mai Integrated Development Initiative, a provincewide project aimed at supporting local communities. To accomplish this, ADRA Laos tailored specific programs for individual communities, within the broad sectors of primary health care and natural resource management. Since 2010, we have built latrines, supplied access to clean drinking water, helped implement sustainable farming systems, and provided training in sanitation, land management, health, and income-generating activities.
Our website further highlights the projects, programs, and people of ADRA Laos.
Country OverviewWith 74 percent of the population living on less than $2 per day, Laos is one of the poorest countries in East Asia; 80 percent of the population depends on the 5 percent of land that can support subsistence farming. Consequently, food security is a constant struggle. Additionally, public dissent is a serious offense in Laos, and the nation’s human rights record has become a subject of international scrutiny.