The Terre des Sourires Association has just reached a very important milestone. After following the official procedures of the Laotian authorities who approved our project, we obtained the last authorizations from the Laotian Government allowing us to start the construction work of our first water kiosk in Namkhong Village, Oudomxay Province. This unique concept that we are now launching and on which we have been working for more than 2 years will, finally, be a reality. The beginning of the works is scheduled for the week starting November 23rd and the total duration of the construction work is estimated to about 7 weeks.
With the primary objective of responding to the urgent need for drinking water, this project responds to 6 additional UN Sustainable Development Goals.
More than just a Water Kiosk, we are now offering a unique and innovative solution, The TdS Water Kiosk Community Centre, which will provide a large number of essential needs of the remote communities of Laos. We are proud and happy to support the remote communities through a sustainable model centred on different areas of focus on a concept that has proven itself up to now, but which is still unknown in Laos and for which TdS will be the pioneer in this region of the world.I would like to express my deepest thank :
in Lao people’s Democratic Republic : to Dr. Indara Phetsamone, Head of the Ophthalmology Unit at Oudomxay Provincial Hospital who supported us all throughout this journey with the authorities, to our entire team who is doing a remarkable job and to the various stakeholders of the Laotian authorities for their precious collaboration.
to our generous donors and financial supporters without whom this project could not have seen the light,
and, last but not least, to Alexandre Cantacuzène, our Strategic Advisor and former Senior Vice President Nestlé SA (retired), who played a very important role in this achievement and who continues to contribute to the success of this project.