Who are Women in Laos

Who are Women in Laos

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Hi, I’m Debbie Petlueng, founding member of WIL. I started WIL because I fell in love with Laos and Lao people over a 10 year period of living and working there and now want to give back. Living in Lao was a very special time of my life. I gained so much personally and professionally, I learnt a lot about living as a community and with gentleness and helpfulness. I have chosen to work specifically with women bringing up children on their own because it was Lao women who welcomed me as part of their community when I lived there, and gave me so much support.  I also saw the impact on children when their mothers were struggling. Helping mothers to build the best life they can is I believe will bring most significant positive impact for children and so communities.

 During my work with Save the Children around the world in more than 12 countries I also saw that some of the most powerful impacts projects had was when they worked one on one with people and looked at how, over at least a 2 year period, to bring change in all aspects of their lives. 

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