Aid for Life
Lao Vida is not an aid agency or NGO. However, where a crisis arises within southern Laos, such as floods, fires, or other natural disasters, we respond with a heart of compassion to real human need, and show mercy where we possibly can.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
In July of 2018, a dam burst high in the mountains over Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province, sending a massive torrent of water down the mountain, flattening whole villages and fields. Families, lives, and livelihoods were devastated.
The whole Lao Vida team took a convoy of vehicles to Attapeu with much-needed supplies for displaced families. The team ran games and activities for children and teens, visited homes, and delivered essential food, cooking and cleaning supplies.
In the 2019 rainy season, there was severe flooding throughout the Lao PDR. In one small village in Salavan Province, a river flooded over the edge of a cliff, sending water, mud, and rocks through fields of rice and corn. The entire year's crops were wiped out, and rice fields were ruined by large boulders.
We hired two tractors to clear the fields in preparation for the 2020 rice planing season. But meantime people had no food for an entire year. So we donated vegetable seeds for many families, as well as supplying rice for a year for those families whose crops were destroyed.
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”