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Caritas Luxembourg in Lao PDR

Mission Statement

The work of Caritas is based on the following values:

Caritas is committed to uphold human rights and internationally accepted principles and guidelines of humanitarian aid. The organisation’s mission is to alleviate and prevent in the long run the effects of injustice, distress and poverty in a sustainable way. We provide support when people’s lives, livelihoods, social cohesion, vital infrastructures or the environment are endangered to the point that the affected people can no longer cope with the situation on their own. The assistance of Caritas reaches out to all people regardless of their religion, sex, birth, views, allegiance, age, language or other status.

Caritas works together with suitable national or local partner organisations, which can be government or civil society. These partner organisations support people in need, and involve them in the actions taken on their behalf.

Caritas promotes the competence of its partners and seeks to ensure mutual respect, transparency and readiness to engage in dialogue. Caritas support goes to the people in need and their communities. All support is respectful of local culture, customs and ways of life and avoids creating any state of dependency, conflict or injustice. It promotes gender equality. Activities aim to protect the human environment and basic living conditions. Support is prompt, efficient and sustainable. Caritas is a learning organisation, working in a professional, transparent and results-oriented manner. Caritas is aware of its own social responsibility, and carefully manages its own resources.

Programme Description

Fondation Caritas Luxembourg (Caritas) is an international non-government organization, working for the fundamental rights of all people to secure access to food, water, health, education, employment and income, around the world.  In Lao PDR Caritas worked in Thathom district, Saysomboun Province from 2010-2016. Currently, Caritas Luxembourg expanded its program to Mok district, Xiengkouang Province, aiming to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustaining rural livelihood security, reducing community vulnerability to disaster, promotion of Climate Change Adaptation, human capital and economic development, advocacy, and gender and community empowerment.

Contact Details

Address: House No: 111, Unit: 06, Ban Saphanthong Neua Sisatanak District,, Lao PDR P.O Box 2079
Telephone: +856 +856 21 412683
Fax: +856 +856 21 412683
Contact Person: Ms. Phaivanh CHANGNAKHAM, Head of Mission, phaivanh.changnakham@carluxlao.or
Other Contact: Ms. Louise Kelly,, Country Program Manager

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 11->20
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1->5
Average Annual Budget: 0 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 2010
Country of Origin: Luxembourg

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Nakhone District Town, Mok District Xiengkhouang Province

Address: Nakhone District Town, Mok District Morkmay Xiengkhouang Province
Phone: +856-30-9078942
Fax: -
Contact: Mr. Khamsing Namsavanh Chief Technical Advisor (CTA)


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Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Community Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Phase II (CDRRM II)

Start Date: Jan 1st 2016
Overall Objective: To reduce Disaster Risk in Mok DistrictSpecific Objective: To substantially reduce disaster losses, including human, social, ...
- Community Development - Emergency and Humanitarian Relief - Social Development
From Vulnerability to Resilience (V2R)

Start Date: Jan 1st 2011
The goal of the project is to move from Vulnerability to Resilience.  Success (indicators of resilience) will bathe ability to adapt to change, ...
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Development - Education - Emergency and Humanitarian Relief - Health Care - Human Resources Development - Income Generation & Economic Development - Natural Resources & Ecology - Social Development
Strengthening Livelihood Systems (SLS) Project Mok District, XiengKhouang Province

Start Date: Apr 1st 2016
Overall objective: To increase human assets, and reduce economic vulnerability in Mok DistrictSpecific objective: To strengthen Livelihood Systems as ...
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Development - Education - Health Care - Human Resources Development - Income Generation & Economic Development - Natural Resources & Ecology - Social Development