Helplaos projecten

The Friends of the Khong District Foundation is

Health & Hygiene


We also strongly support the use of water pumps. With a pump the residents can tap safe drinking water directly. To avoid wasting water as much as possible we promote the use of hand pumps


Life expectancy in Laos is nearly twenty years lower than in the Netherlands. This is partly because few people have access to clean drinking water. During the rainy season most people drink rainwater. Water from the river, often uncooked and unfiltered, is used during the dry months.


Many schools do not have toilets. Pupils relieve themselves in the fields or forests. In this way diseases like diarrhea, cholera and typhoid spread quickly. With a simple, expertly installed toilet