Our Impact

Hope Is Where the Heart Is

“When we visited the orphanage in Luang Prabang we talked to a lot of students about their future and their dreams. One story especially touched us and it was the one of this student, who is studying to become a primary teacher. He told us that once he graduated he would return to his tiny village and teach there. For us that is what sustainability is all about.“


I want to use my education and help other young Laotians that have faced a similar fate like I have.

Khoasone, 21



Making A Difference

Lotus for Laos is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.


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Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

Prix Courage Next Generation 2015

Already for the 17th time "der Beobachter" honoured people who subordinate their actions to a higher goal than their own progress.

Filippas Engel Award

The Filippas Engel Foundation honored seven young people and four initiatives of young people for outstanding achievements in social, cultural or ecological areas at a ceremony in the Krupp Hall of the historic Sayner Hütte.

Von Jung auf 100

Our founder and president Frankie explains whats behind Lotus for Laos and why it‘s worth fighting for things you believe in despite the feeling of not being able to make a difference.


Our Story



Evelyne Spaargaren, a primary school teacher working in Zurich, travelled to South East Asia with her husband on their honeymoon. In Luang Prabang, Laos they stayed in a boutique hostel called “Lotus Villa”, which was owned by the Australian Andrew Brown. Through him, they found out about the local orphanage he was supporting and decided to visit the children. Amazed and profoundly touched, Evelyne shared her experience with the mother of one of her students back home, who then decided to travel to Laos with her family.


Latest Updates


Review 2017 and Objectives 2018

Travel Report

March 2017


Review 2016 and Objectives 2017


Review 2018 and Objectives 2019 (German)


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