Water and Sanitation Issues in Laos

Access to safe water in Laos is a challenge for the majority of the country’s population of 7.4 million people. According to UN and UNICEF data, 82% of households in Laos lack access to a safely managed water supply and 39% lack safe sanitation. The situation in schools is also serious, with 44% of schools lacking basic water service and 68% lacking basic sanitation.


of households lack access to a safely managed water supply
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​


of households lack
safe sanitation
*The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)​

Planet Water
Foundation In Laos

Planet Water Foundation’s work in Laos commenced in 2010 with the objective of addressing the issues around access to safe drinking water in the country.

Our work is focused on the deployment of our AquaTower water filtration systems which we have deployed in elementary schools in Laos in conjunction with our water health and hygiene education program. Together, our solutions are helping to bring clean, safe water access to students, teachers and members of the communities surrounding our project sites.

Currently, our focus is on clean water projects in Vientiane.

We rely on bottled water for drinking. Students who cannot afford this luxury have no option but to bring unfiltered water from their home. Thankfully, we now have a safe water source at school because of this project. It will help improve the health as well as the hygiene knowledge and sanitation of our community.
Mrs. Phukao, Vice Principal
I would like to invite my co-workers to volunteer because this activity encourages students to practice hygiene, and provides them with clean and safe water. It makes me proud to be a part of this experience.
Ms. Southida, Starbucks Volunteer

Our Project Clusters

Planet Water Foundation Project Cluster Map in Laos

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