Social & Economic Developers Association (SEDA-Laos)
SEDA was established to provide social and economic opportunities for the poor people of Laos. We are a non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to creating a long-term solution to poverty.
Serving outlying rural communities, SEDA is working to rebuild village schools; increase HIV/AIDS education and prevention outreach; improve medical training and traditional treatment facilities; and establish a sustainable agribusiness for village farmers.
We are also developing two new projects to assist low-income, single women through microfinance, and help young people gain access to education and opportunities.
SEDA’s philosophy is to empower the Laotian people, providing them with opportunities and encouragement to work together to solve their own problems. Our programs attempt to create awareness of issues and mobilize local resources, creativity, energy and commitment to meet those challenges.
SEDA is a civil society organization that works in cooperation with the National Science Council, the Laos Union of Science and Laos Engineering Association.