Provide Microfinance to Disadvantaged Laos Farmers

by Social and Economic Developers Association (SEDA)


Empowering men and women through agricultural development, help us transform 24,725 acres of unused village land into a source of sustainable income for poor farmers in rural Laos.

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In a rural backdrop six hours from Vientiane lies a small community of farmers and villagers struggling to survive. Their land was cleared years ago for timber and left without economic benefit. Through SEDA and microfinance, they want to create prospering farms to sustain their community for future generations. In addition to financial assistance, these villagers need to know they can receive fair trade for produce, have access to services and raw materials, clean water and farming information


This project involves working with farmers to plant Jatropha Curas (green energy) on 9000 acres, establish a producer cooperative, marketing strategy and water storage plan - with the remaining land to be used for herbs, rice and conservation.

Long-Term Impact

Introducing this microfinance program to farmers in poverty will create sustainable change for the community in question and generate useful lessons, which can then be applied to similar communities throughout Laos.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOC file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Social and Economic Developers Association (SEDA)

Location: Vientiane - Afghanistan
Website: http:/​/​
Souly QuachAngkham
Project Leader:
Souly QuachAngkham
Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $375 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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