Who We Are

CARE International is a global NGO working to end poverty and achieve social-justice. We rebuild and improve the lives of the most vulnerable groups, especially women and girls who are often the most marginalised individuals in their communities and face unequal access to social and economic rights. In 2024, CARE worked in more than 100 countries around the world, supporting 200 million people from vulnerable communities to fight poverty and social injustice. To date, CARE supported over 52 million participants to promote lasting change in their lives, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

CARE International in Lao PDR began its operations in 1992 and has worked since then to improve the lives of vulnerable groups in both rural and urban areas, particularly the ethnic minority communities. CARE works in partnership with community members, the government, local civil society organizations, and the private sector. CARE currently implements projects in six provinces: Vientiane Capital, Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, Luangprabang, Champasack, and Sekong.

CARE’s “Marginalized Women and Girls” program empowers women and girls to exercise their rights, lead and make decisions, and benefit from socio-economic justice through a thematic focus on women’s health, women’s economic empowerment and women’s resilience and climate change. CARE has extensive experience and expertise in both of these areas and will continue to pursue evidence-based practices to deliver long-lasting solutions effectively and sustainably.