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CARE International in Lao PDR

Mission Statement

Care International`s mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promoted innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by:





Guided by the aspirations of local communities, we pursue our mission with both excellence and compassion because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.

Programme Description

CARE Laos is committed to working with communities and partners to facilitate lasting positive change. With a presence in Xayabouly, Phongsaly, Vientiane Capital, Vientiane Province, and Xekong province. CARE is able to reach communities in remote and urban areas with the assistance they require. CARE program are built on a foundation of community participation and partnership with priority development activities identified by the communities and partners with whom we work. CARE clearly supports local government to utilize principles of effective community development in their work.



Currently CARE Laos activities focus on three main program areas: Integrated Rural Development, UXO and Avian Influenza, plus Disaster Preparedness and Response.  The CARE Laos Long Range Strategic Plan 2007 - 2012 outlines our key program focus areas that guide our program and operations. :


·                     Enhanced Human Capacities in Laos


·                     Access to Essential Services by all People


·                     Good Governance Practice


·                     Adequate Livelihoods for a Secure Existence


·                     Environmentally Sustainable Livelihoods for a Secure Existence


Contact Details

Address: 329/25 Sibounheuang Road Ban Sibounheuang, Chanthabouly district, Vientiane, Lao PDR P.O Box 4328
Telephone: +856 (021) 217727, 212991
Fax: N/A
Website: n/a
Contact Person: Saad Karim, Country Director
Other Contact: Tanya Barnfield, Assistant Country Director - Programs

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 71->110
Number of Expatriate Staff: 6->10
Average Annual Budget: 3200000 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 1992
Country of Origin: Australia

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Vientiane Province

Address: Vientiane Province

Khoua Phongsaly Province

Address: Khoua Khoua Phongsaly Province
Phone: (088) 210819,(020)2284 1069
Fax: (088) 210819
Contact: Kongchi Yiayang Provincial Program Manager

Lamam district Sekong Province

Address: Lamam district Lamarm Sekong Province
Phone: + 856 38 211582
Fax: + 856 38 211582
Contact: Phounsy Phasavaeng Provincial Program Manager

Xayaboury Xayaboury Province

Address: Xayaboury Xayabury Xayaboury Province
Phone: (074) 212081
Fax: (074) 212081
Contact: Sysouphan Phonekhamphou Project Manager


There are no networks specified


Department of Social Welfare, MOLSW (MOLSW-DSW)
Lao Women`s Union (LWU)
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MOFA)
Provincial Agricultural and Forestry Office (PAFO)
Provincial Department of Agriculture & Forestry

Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Dakcheung Food Security Project (DFSP)

Start Date: Apr 1st 2010
Food insecurity in the target area is high. Household chronic food insecurity in the region has multiple, varied and seasonally specific causes, but ...
Investing in Women – Reproductive Health Acces in Khua District, Phongsaly Province

Start Date: Oct 1st 2012
Activity 1: 8 women with ethnic language will be enrolled in preparatory school, midwifery training or will be working in their communities as ...
Legal Awareness and Life Skills for Women (LALS 4)

Start Date: Sep 1st 2009
The project objective is to promote the social and legal empowerment of vulnerable working women, through reducing their vulnerability to rights ...
Vientiane Municipality
Linking Services and Communities for Improved Health and Nutrition

Start Date: Aug 1st 2012
Activity 1: Capacity is strengthened with the district health offices (DHO) in Khua, Mai and Samphan to plan, implement and monitor the delivery of a ...
Phongsaly Rural Development Project (PRDP)

Start Date: May 1st 2012
Activity 1: Local food and nutrition strategies are developed and pursued for household and community levels, with a focus on the health, food and ...
Poverty Alleviation in Remote Upland Areas (PARUA 3)

Start Date: Oct 1st 2003
The development goal of PARUA is to "develop agriculture and the rural economy to reduce poverty," whilst the project goal is to "sustainably ...
Reducing UXO Risk and Improving Livelihoods in Sekong Province

Start Date: Jul 1st 2007
This project is part of the AusAID funded the Lao-Australian NGO Cooperation Agreement (LANGOCA) and aims to "reduce the vulnerability of ethnic ...
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
- Community Development
- Emergency and Humanitarian Relief
- Health Care
- Human Resources Development
- Income Generation & Economic Development
- Social Development
The Sekong Food Security Project (SFSP)

Start Date: Oct 1st 2012
Result 1. Diversify/increase household production (increase productivity of HH stable foods; expanded income generating assets (livestock, coffee); ...