Support Lao Children


Mission: To eradicate poverty for all children in Northern Lao.


Where they work: Lao


Our partnership:  We have supported Support Lao Children with ongoing grant funding since 2012.


Andrew Brown first moved to Laos in 2007 to set up a hotel, the Lotus Villa. In a visit to a nearby state orphanage he was deeply moved to see children living in extremely poor conditions and with few prospects of breaking the poverty cycle. Upon graduation most children were destined to return to their villages to engage in subsistence farming.
Andrew placed a small information plaque in the reception of the hotel and began to raise funds to support a basic food programme of bread and milk for the children. Over time and with the help of generous donors, he set up Support Lao Children to holistically improve the lives of the children in three orphanages in Northern Lao – in Luang Prabang, Suan Luang and Numbuk – and in the surrounding villages.

The organisation provides:

  1. nutritious meals of meat, fish and eggs – often the children’s only source of protein
  2. water filtration systems – to provide clean drinking water for the children
  3. medical and dental programmes – including weekly visits to the orphanages and emergency assistance
  4. scholarships –to enable as many graduates as possible from the orphanages to go to college and escape the cycle of poverty

Can you help?
The cost of changing these children’s lives is amazingly only ~10% of what it would cost in the UK. Help us improve more lives in 2019 by giving today – via the secure BT Donate portal.
Find out more about their work on their website.