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WHERE WE WORK Laos

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Last time you were here, you were looking to help vulnerable children and families. Your support can save and change lives.

ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 11 organisations which assists more than 14 million children and families in 63 countries.

 Country programs managed by ChildFund Australia

 Country programs managed by ChildFund International

Laos

ChildFund has been working in Laos since 2010, with a focus on bringing community-led, sustainable change for children and their families.

Laos is the most bombed country per capita in the world. It is estimated that over 270 million tonnes of bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War, but many didn’t detonate and are still live today, putting children’s lives at risk and trapping communities in an ongoing cycle of poverty.

Our priorities are:

Many families living in hard-to-reach places have limited access to clean water during the dry season, increasing the spread of disease and hampering crop production.

Women in remote areas often give birth at home, without experienced healthcare workers. Sick children face long journeys for medical care, because their communities do not have adequate facilities.

Most students in remote areas do not have the opportunity to finish high school, depriving them of the skills and knowledge to engage in meaningful work as adults.

1,000 children in one year.
That’s just the start of the difference you’ll make!

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Stories from Laos

Six girls in Laos tell us why they’re proud

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Local Partner Profile: Community Association for Salvation and Environment

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A day in the life: Sarah Hunt, ChildFund Australia Global Programs Director

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“I am proud of what I've done.”

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