Laos

LAO PDR    

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CAPITAL:                              VIENTIANE

POPULATION:                   6.770.000

GDP:                                       11.14 Billion USD

TOTAL AREA:                 236.800 SQ Km

                                        90.769 SQ Mi

CURRENCY:                             LAO KIP

The Federation for Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement got recognized as an International Non-Governmental Organization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR in September 2010. An agreement about the first project was signed by the Department of Health of Bolikhamxay Province in August 2011, and Humana People to People Laos started its first Child Aid project. It was  implemented in the province of Bolikhamxay in close cooperation with the Department of Health. The name of the project is: “Improve the lives of the under 5 year old children in Bolikhan and Pakxan Districts, Bolikhamxay Province”  As members of the Child Aid project the families involve themselves and take action within 5 universal lines of development to improve the lives of the children, ensure their survival and create opportunities for them to develop and use their full potential. 1,850 families are members of the project.

The aim of Humana People to People Laos is to fight the poverty existing in the country together with the poor and most in need.  One of the most important issues in Laos is to get food security. For that reason the development of agriculture for small holder farmers in the Farmers’ Clubs project is planned to start in end of 2014. We also plan more Child Aid and community development projects, as the percentage of malnutrition and under 5 year child mortality is high in Laos.

 

Oct 2014