More than 7,000 villages are still deprived of access to drinking water. TdS’s history, our knowledge of the field and the results obtained in terms of health and improved living conditions have led us to consider more ambitious and sustainable solutions.
For more than a year, a collaboration has been underway with Dr. Soli Makohliso of EPFL, an international entrepreneur and an expert in technological innovation (social impact). Thanks to his strategic advice and hard work, we were able to think about setting up a concept aimed at offering the most remote communities a more promising future.
Our solution is based on the construction of water kiosks to ensure that the population have access to drinking water in remote areas of Laos. This approach aims to empower beneficiary communities by encouraging social entrepreneurship.
Indeed, in recent years, water kiosks have emerged as an innovative solution to the drinking water problem. Small water treatment facilities are being set up in remote villages. They are managed by local operators (social entrepreneurs) who produce drinking water. Communities can thus benefit from this water at a much lower price than the market price.
In order to achieve this, we have made a major change allowing us to move from a purely philanthropic model to a model combining social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. :
In a second phase, we plan to develop the market ecosystem, encourage local entrepreneurship through training programmes, strengthen local health, education and sustainable economic means.
The final goal we have set for ourselves is to ensure the sustainability of the project, ensuring the autonomy and sustainable prosperity of the communities but also the acceleration of our actions to meet all the needs of isolated populations on a national scale.