In a village in the Champassak Province of Laos, World Concern has partnered with Tearfund to support the poorest households with household latrines and ceramic water purifiers for improved sanitation and safe drinking water. One of those households has no land for farming, surviving on meager earnings from odd jobs. World Concern’s support through improved water and sanitation has meant a lot to them and is having a great outcome in the community. 

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World Concern has been working in Laos for a number of years, empowering communities to take greater ownership of their development and overcome some of the obstacles they’ve previously faced. Our work includes providing clean water sources and filters, improving child and maternal nutrition, child protection from trafficking, and vocational training and education.  

“These projects have had great outcomes for these communities,” Nga Nguyen said. “People’s health is better thanks to improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and better maternal and child health and nutrition. Sustainable rural livelihoods are contributing to economic recovery, and communities are enjoying greater stability through food security and quality education for children and youth.”