Lily wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She is only four years old but her dreams are big. She lives in Bokeo province, one of the poorest areas of north-western Laos. The people of her community are waiting for many things – safe drinking water, access to quality education for their children and clean toilets are just a few.
More than 50% of the children in Bokeo are malnourished, and diarrhoea – one of the biggest killers of children in poor communities – is common due to untreated water and a lack of toilets.
With the help of Plan's long-term commitment to her community, Lily and her friends have been learning hygiene practices to prevent illnesses. Thanks to this training, as well as new toilets and our continuing work in Lily's community, children’s health is improving.
Lily has been a sponsored child for one year. She now regularly attends preschool and can read the Lao alphabet. Her dream of becoming a teacher is possible.
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