our figures: 1,000 villages supported / 4,000 school scholarships / 7,500 microcredits in progress

Development works when everyone participates

Since 1994, we’ve been helping villagers mobilize, and the results are impressive: every year, at least 200,000 Vietnamese and Cambodians benefit directly from our actions. We help those who live on less than €1 a day.

at the heart of our actions

Community Development: Nearly 3000 years ago, the Chinese sage Lao Tzu advised: Go to the people – Live with them – Learn from them – Love them! – Start with what they know, – Build from what they have – And, when it’s finished, They’ll rejoice And say: We did it ourselves!

Gender equality: For Mekong Plus, this goes hand in hand with the promotion and protection of the human rights of women, ethnic minorities and the poorest, and the elimination of discrimination against them. 70% of the beneficiaries of our actions are women, and ethnic minorities account for over 20%. Particular attention is paid to raising awareness among boys and men of the need for harmonious and respectful relationships.

two main tools


Mekong Plus has a scholarship program with almost 4,000 scholarships per year. The scholarships are very modest, ranging from €20 per year up to middle school, to €40 per year for high school. We have very good results, and many high school students go on to further studies.


In Vietnam, 5 to 10% of villagers live on less than €1 per person per day; in Cambodia the figure is 15 to 20%. Mekong Plus manages to get them out of this situation in 4 to 5 years by increasing their income by 25% a year. With loans of €80 to €200 repayable after 6 months, technical training, monthly family follow-up and 6 interest-free loan cycles.

our fields of action

education / training

microfinance in rural areas

small infrastructures


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