Charities working in Laos
These charities have charitable projects in Laos. They may be based in Laos or based in Thailand or
other countries but have charitable projects in Laos also.
The Asia Foundation
The Asian Foundation opened its first office in Vientienes, Laos in 1958 with initiated programs in order to support its project that strengthen the country's legal capacity with provide acess to justice for all Laos citizens, to promote and protect women's right with expanding access to information together with fostering constructive international engagement and helping Laos communities to safeguard environmental resources.
Headquarter Lao PDR
465 California Street 23 Singha Road
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA House No.069, Unit 4
Tel : (415)982 4640 Phonxay Villege, Xeysettha District
Fax : (415)392 8863 Vientien, Lao PDR
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 856(21)454 300 to 304
Fax : 856 (21)454 305
Community Learning International
Community Learning International is deeply committed to reducing the consequences of poverty in Laos. Its aim is to provide development aid by offering village based projects that positively impact education, water and income generation, while preserving and respecting the rich culture and traditions of the Lao people.
P.O. Box 7768
Telephone: (020) 5551-0575
218 N. Alfred St.
The GreenHeart Foundation is dedicated to Lao cultural preservation through the promotion of Lao textile arts. It is our goal to economically and socially benefit Lao rural mountain artisans and thereby contribute to the wider community
Lao Rehabilitation Foundation (LRF)
The main purpose of Lao Rehabilitation Foundation is to provide medical services to Laotien people with greater focus on children and
The foundation is incorporated and headquatered in California, USA, Lao Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc. is not-for-profit, non-political and non-religious organization, it is recognized as a State and Federal tax publicly supported 501(C)(3) charitable organization, employer ID. number 43-1967300.
LRF is officially registred as non governmental organization (NGO) in both Laos and USA.
Lao Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. Lao Rhabilitation Foundation
C/O Dr. Luc Janssens Don koy Villege, Sisattanak District,
86 El Nido Dr. Unit 08- House no.802/12
Napa, CA 94559 USA Vientien Capital, Lao PDR
Tel : 707-265-6555 Tel : (856) 20 54455 944
Fax : 707-265 -6566
E-mail : email@example.com
Laos Educational Oportunities Trust
Laos Educational Oportunities Trust (LEOT) is a U.K. Charity registered No.1115944 with being monitored
by the U.K. Charity Commission
LEOT aims to raise fund to provide disadvantaged young Laos people with educational oportunities. The fund raised are used to pay for secondary, high school or university
education and cover school fees, books, school meals and uniform.
LEOT has set its new goal in buidling new dormitory next to its school in order to provide
a facility for disadvantage people from the country side to study at LEOT and other school in Luang Prabang.
LEOT has been awarded INGO status BY The Laos authorities.
contact : Mr. Peter Banwell
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Education for Development Foundation Japan
MinsaiCenter is a Tokyo-based international not-for-profit and non-governmental organization, its aims to provides educational scholarship to children in Laos and Thailand in order to educational help children in poverty founded by
Mr. Terumasu Akio in 1987. The Minsai Center also provides support the development of rural community, helping disabled people to access educational opportunity and other activities related to educational support.
Contact :· E-mail : email@example.com
· Tel : 03-6457-5782
The Social and Economic Developers Association (SIDA) was created to bring sustainable economic and social change to the disadvantaged people of Laos.
It is a not-for-profit, non-government, Laos-based organization, dedicated to improving education and health, and providing economic opportunities for a long-term solution to poverty and a brighter future for the Lao PDR.
Contact : SEDA-Laos
PO Box T469
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Telephone : +856 21 314 338
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children's Villages is a large U.K.based charity which has its charitable activities in 133 countries and territories under one SOS Children Villages International.
SOS Childrens Villages has started working in Laos PDR since 1993 which the main purpose to provides day-care, primary and secondary education, vocational training and counselling to children, young people and families. The support varies according to the needs of the local population.
SOS Children's Village of Laos
POB 3503, Ban Sivilay, Muang Xayth.
Hom 02, Km 6, Kaysone Phomvihane Rd
Sustainable Laos Education Initiatives Inc.
Sustainable Laos Education Initiatives Inc. is a Canadian registered non-profit
organization that fundraises and runs environmental education projects in remote
rural areas in Lao PDR. It accepts poor, eager youth, who want to develop themselves and their communities in socially and environmentally sustainable ways, to come and board with us for 1-year, learning programs. It also has short,
intensive workshops on issues relevant to the community.
Sustainable Laos Education Initiatives Inc.
1510 Larchview Trail Mississauaga,
ON L5E 2S1. Canada
Travel to Teach (T2T)
Travel to Teach founded by volunteers in 2002 in Nong Kai Province, Thailand. T2T is a not-for-profit organization that links volunteers from all over the world with grassroot projects in the developing country.
T2T has expanded its teaching English and computer studies into other areas art, sport, restoration, wildlife for example. The organization's ambition is to help education in developing and third world countries and bring people together to enhance multi cultural understanding.
contact : Asian Program Manager
Travel to Teach
77/4 Chaitalay Road
Prachuap Khiri Khun,
Tel : 66 9 2818 5929
United Nation Development Program (UNDP-Laos)
UNDP focus is on helping Lao PDR build and share solutions to the major challenges following ;
To help the Government ensure that all people benefit from economic growth in Lao PDR, UNDP offers strategic support towards poverty reduction and achievement of the MDGs. UNDP is committed to supporting Government-led initiatives to ensure more efficient, accountable and transparent policies and practices to protect the rights of citizens, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. UNDP is supporting sustainable use of the country's natural resources and bringing the environmental issues that affect poor people into the mainstream of development processes and decisions. UNDP is assisting the Government in the development of strategic disaster management planning.
United Nations Development Programme
Lane Xang Avenue
P.O. Box 345
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: +856 (0) 21 267 777
Fax: +856 (0) 21 267 799
The United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency working to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
In Lao PDR, UNFPA is active since 1976 and works with the Government and international non-governmental organizations to support programmes that help women, men and young people to:
• have access to accurate information and quality Reproductive Health services
• plan their families and avoid unintended pregnancies
• ensure safe pregnancy and childbirth
• avoid sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS
• combat violence against women
• benefit from balanced, sustainable social and economic development planning incorporating gender equality.
UNFPA also assists the Government to collect, analyse and use population and health data to better understand demographic and health issues and plan for future needs.
UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund
605 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10158 USA
Telephone: +1 (212) 297-5000
Fax: +1 (212) 370-0201
Village Focus International
Village Focus International (www.villagefocus.org) is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States, as a charitable organization in Hong Kong, and as a local NGO in Cambodia (and pending registration for our local partner – Our Village Association– in Laos). In 2000, it became the first international organization to be founded in Laos, and began working in Cambodia in 2003. During this period, it worked in almost 200 remote and vulnerable villages and focused on local leadership development in an effort to bring about positive fundamental social change.
Lao PDR Office
Phonsavan Tai Village,
Unit 14, 207 Sisattanak District,
Vientiane, Lao P.D.R
Phone: +856-21 312 519
Phone: +856-21 350 740
Fax: + 856-21-315-841