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Charities of Laos

Laotian charities

DONE Big Brother Mouse: http://www.bigbrothermouse.com/

  • Works to combat illiteracy among Lao children in rural areas by publishing and giving books written for all reading levels and in all subjects to Lao schools. Sponsors activities, events and teacher training sessions to help improve education and increase enthusiasm for reading.

DONE The GreenHeart Foundation: http://www.greenheartfoundation.org/

  • “Aims to establish self-sustaining textile industries in traditional societies through the revitalization of cultural artforms that promote meaning, identity and livelihood.”
  • Offers an alternative to child trafficking and opium production, funds bomb removal projects to clear unexploded bombs from civilian lands and funds village infrastructure in rural areas throughout the country.

Southeast Asian charities active in Laos

DONE Charities Aid Foundation South East Asia (CAF SEA): http://cafsea.org/

  • “Singapore-registered charity and part of the CAF Global Alliance. Established in 2007 as an international non-profit organization, CAF SEA’s aim is to promote and facilitate thoughtful, effective giving and to help charities become more successful across Asia and worldwide.”
  • Mission: “Motivating society to give more effectively and helping to transform lives and communities in South East Asia and around the world. We help donors to make a bigger difference to the causes they care about.”

DONE Room to Read: http://www.roomtoread.org/

  • “…We focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education.  We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.”

Clear Path International: http://cpi.org/

  • “International non-governmental organization that provides comprehensive, community-based Victim Assistance, awareness raising, capacity-building and community development programs in conflict and post-conflict areas. CPI started its services in Vietnam in 2000 from a passion for the survivors of the Vietnam War. Since then we have also successfully managed projects in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. We provide innovative, high-impact programming that is scalable, replicable, measurable and cost-effective. Our mission is to restore dignity and self-sufficiency to conflict survivors and those suffering from neglected tropical diseases.”

DONE Children of the Mekong: http://www.childrenofthemekong.org/index.html

  • Promotes access to education for children throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Mission: “To educate, train and support the children and youth in Southeast Asia, to enable them to improve their material living conditions and to develop intellectually, emotionally and morally.”

Charity: Water: http://www.charitywater.org/

  • Works to provide access to clean, safe drinking water to people living in developing countries like Bangladesh and Cambodia. Installs freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters to remove water contaminants.
  • 100% of public donations go toward clean-water projects.

DONE Bring the Elephant Home: http://www.bring-the-elephant-home.org/

  • “Aiming for a better chance of survival for Asian elephants. We achieve this by restoring natural habitat, by stimulating animal friendly eco-tourism, by developing alternatives for people who traditionally earned income with elephants and by finding solutions to mitigate human-elephant conflicts. We are always cooperating closely with local organizations and communities.”

Child’s Dream: http://www.childsdream.org/

  • “A charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering marginalised children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, which includes Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. We achieve this by working in partnership with communities to improve the educational and health situation for their children and youth.”

Village Focus International: http://villagefocus.org/#

  • “Emphasizes and supports local leadership, decision-making and ownership, in both Laos and Cambodia.”


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