Changing legacies one family at a time.
WLP helps poor families caring for severely disabled children improve their livelihood and living situations. Assistance may come in the form of animal husbandry, support to start a small home business, home improvement or vocational training.
WLP support early intervention and education programs for children with disabilities. We also provide scholarships to help children with disabilities or their siblings attend secondary school or university.
WLP helps provide life-saving and life-changing operations to children with congenital heart disorders and birth defects such as cleft palate and club foot. We also provide wheelchairs, prosthetics and other adaptive equipment for children with disabilities.
During the American war in SE Asia the A Luoi Valley in Central Vietnam was heavily defoliated by the Agent Orange. The residents of the valley support their families by harvesting acacia and other forest products. WLP works to help the villagers of Dong Son Commune plant rattan in their home gardens and forest plots and help plant other tree species that were native to the valley.
For over fifteen years the American CIA conducted a secret war in Laos. This war had devastating impacts on millions of the poorest citizens of Laos. Impacts that are still felt today. But very few know of this history and the ongoing impacts of the war on the land and the people. WLP is conducting a digital storytelling project that will capture and archive the eyewitness memories of ordinary Lao citizens from all political persuasions and ethnic groups who experienced pre-war, war and post-war Laos.