COPE’s mission is to help people with mobility-related disabilities move on by supporting access to physical rehabilitation services in the Lao PDR.

 The COPE Visitor Centre is open 


"Patou" Noudaeng

After my accident I had the idea of fabricating my home-made wooden leg. But it was very heavy and not comfortable!

Mr. Thongsing

Because of my disability, I thought I would never marry. But luckily I found one girl in my village who loved me as I was, and together we had two sons and built a family.

Ms. Leu

I love to help my father farming our fruit garden. We have so many “chan-chan” trees, it’s a specialty from our region and it’s very tasty!

Mr. Xieun

I love to cultivate my garden. I am planning to plant organic vegetables, so that everyone in my family can eat fresh and healthy vegetables.

Mr. Mai

I’ve always been careful about UXOs. However, one day my arm was suddenly snatched away from me.

Mr. Yia Yang

I have so many ducks and chickens. But my pride is my beautiful cow. She is my favorite!

Mr. Siafong

I never thought I would have two arms again!


My passion is playing football, but what I really want is to become a nurse so I can help other people with disabilities like me.


Since its creation in 1996, COPE’s work has helped thousands of people with mobility-related disabilities, including UXO survivors, access prosthetic and orthotic services, allowing them to regain mobility and dignity.

We enable access to:

  • Prosthetic devices
  • Orthotic devices
  • Other mobility assistive devices
  • Clubfoot treatment
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Related surgical procedures