Economic Development

A participant in WEL’s Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor program poses with his newly acquired goats, a productive asset he will use to maintain a sustainable livelihood.

A participant in the Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor program poses with his newly acquired goats, a productive asset he will use to maintain a sustainable livelihood.

World Education improves livelihoods, incomes, and economic resilience for families in rural areas of Laos and advocates for policy development in social protection.

Over the past 15 years, we have developed the capacity of savings and credit unions, provided start-up grants, conducted financial literacy trainings, and helped the rural poor establish micro-enterprises and utilize financial services effectively.

In 2017, World Education established the first-ever Women’s Entrepreneurial Center in Laos. Current programming provides livelihoods and business development training and mentorship to women and people with disabilities.

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