Support Lao Children

To donate to Support Lao Children, scan the QR code or text LAOCHILDREN to 53-555.

Your donation to Support Lao Children transforms lives by providing vital resources like nutritious meals, clean water, and educational opportunities to thousands of children in Laos. With just $670 USD per year, you can provide a full scholarship, covering food, education, accommodation, and medical needs for a deserving student. Join us in our mission to alleviate poverty and empower communities in Laos.

Support Lao Children, founded in 2008 by Australian Andrew Brown, is a massive project in Laos involving orphanages in Luang Prabang, Suan Luang, and Numbuk, plus programs in an additional 19 villages impacting another 3,200 children, and scholarship programs that have helped nearly 1,500 young Lao scholars enroll in college.

Milk for the children at Support Lao ChildrenMilk for the children

When Andrew began working with the orphanage in Luang Prabang in 2007, children received two meals of vegetable soup per day. Thanks to donations to Support Lao Children, the children in that orphanage now get meals that include eggs, milk, meat, and fresh fruit. The three orphanages that Support Lao Children works with now have not just healthy food programs and hygiene programs that distribute soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, but essential clean water and some new dormitories.

A delivery of eggs for Support Lao Children
A delivery of eggs for Support Lao Children

In 2011, the organization started a Scholarship Program to pay for college. To date, the program has supported more than 750 orphanage school graduates with full scholarships. They have also enrolled more than 450 Suan Luang Graduates and 220 Numbuk graduates into a special “working scholarships” where they are supported for the first few months of their university education.

A full scholarship costs just $670 USD (US Dollars) per year per student, and pay for their food, education, accommodation, and medical needs. Degree programs are between 2 and 4 years.

Lao college graduates who participated in the Support Lao Children Scholarship Program
College Graduates from Support Lao Children's first Scholarship Program

Please consider a donation for Support Lao Children. Your donation will help our mission to reduce poverty in Northern Laos, one of the world’s poorest countries, where recovery continues 50 years after unprecedented bombing during a secret war. For more information, visit

Children at the orphanage nursery in 2020Children at the orphanage nursery in 2020

Support Lao Children partners with JungleVine Global Outreach for fiscal sponsorship, which makes getting your donations to Laos rapid and secure. The JungleVine Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions, bequests, devices, transfers, and gifts are tax deductible and can be made online or by mail at 3319 3rd St, Suite 2, Des Moines IA 50313, USA. EIN 46-4237069