They particularly support vulnerable women and girls, and work in some of the remotest parts of the country. Laos is regularly affected by small-scale disasters, and communities can take years to recover. Their disaster management projects help people understand and plan for these.

  • Their de-mining program works with communities to reduce the risks and constraints on livelihoods caused by bombs left over from the civil war ending in the mid-1970s.
  • CARE constructs water supply systems, trains farmers in efficient farming methods and provides villagers with alternative sources of income, such as raising animals.
  • They work with rural communities to build irrigation systems, provide training on wetland rice cultivation, help establish tea plantations and commercialise Lao wild tea, provide animal vaccination and treatment, and set up small livestock-rearing businesses.
  • They support the development of road networks in remote areas to improve access to markets and government services. Communities are learning new skills and building capacity through scholarships, training and study tours on livestock-raising, road maintenance, and agricultural production.

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