COPE Visitor Center in Vientiane
COPE (Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise) is a non-profit organization in Laos created in 1996. For years, COPE follows the mission to help people with mobility-related disabilities by proving more than one thousand walking aids, artificial limbs, and wheelchairs in Laos each year. Coming to COPE Visitor Center in Vientiane, you will find it as a small amazing museum with many informative multimedia exhibits about prosthetics, the stories about victims of bombs and unexploded ordnance (UXO) as well as the work of COPE to help Lao people with mobility-related disabilities move on. Several short documentaries about UXO and COPE are shown in the Cave Cinema, and there are a café and gift shop beside the center where you can enjoy a drink or buy a souvenir, and all the proceeds will help support the work of COPE.