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Service Fraternel d'Entraide

Mission Statement

The SFE is a French/Swiss Christian NGO which carries out various activities in Laos in the area of medical cooperation and community development.

It cooperates with government services and the local population by establishing long term partnership relations in order to promote lasting development that respects the culture and the environment of the country.

Programme Description

Service Fraternel d'Entraide (SFE) was established in 1998. SFE carries out several projects in the area of medical cooperation and community development.

In the medical field, SFE started a hospital project in October 2014 at the provincial hospital of Sekong. The goal of the project is to train the medical staff of the hospital in order to improve the health care services and thereby establish this hospital as referral centre for the district hospitals of the province and the health centers.

In the field of community development, 2 projects are currently carried out in Attapeu and Sekong province. In Attapeu a Community Health Development Project (CHDP) started in 2010 (SFE is currently running the second phase of this project). In Sekong province, Thateng district, a Community Agriculture Development Project (CADP) started in August 2013. Community development introduces a new feature by actively involving villagers in the development of their villagers. The aim is that they master the various activities by participating in all the project steps, from initial needs assessment to problem solving. From its experience in outreach work in Laos, SFE has developed skills for a suitable approach to underdeveloped communities. The range of activities includes basic and general health and agriculture education, water management and sanitation, nutrition and agriculture in general.

Contact Details

Address: 147/8, Ban Phonsavanh Tai Vientiane, Lao PDR P.O Box 5211
Telephone: +856 (021) 315 398
Fax: N/A
Contact Person: Thomas Nussbaumer, Executive Director
Other Contact: Somkhit Loayintong, Office Manager of Vientiane head office

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 31->50
Number of Expatriate Staff: 11->20
Average Annual Budget: 550 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 1998
Country of Origin: France


Attapeu town Attapeu Province

Address: Attapeu town Phouvong Attapeu Province
Phone: 036 211 052
Fax: 036 211 052
Contact: Jonatan Muller; David Mallow (JM- Admin. & agriculture advisor, DM- WASH Adviso

Kapeu village Sekong Province

Address: Kapeu village Thateng Sekong Province
Phone: 030 570 36 92
Contact: Sophie Hege SH-admin. & agriculture advisor

Sekong town Sekong Province

Address: Sekong town Lamarm Sekong Province
Phone: 038 211 639
Contact: Ruth Marcasi; Dr. Arnold & Monika Probst (RM-Admin. advisor; AP-Trainer; MP-Trainer)


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Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Attapeu Community Development Project (ACDP)

Start Date: Jul 1st 2010
Since early 2010, SFE has been developing a new community health development project in Attapeu province. Currently the second phase of this ...
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Development - Health Care
Community Agriculture Development Project, phase II (CADP II)

Start Date: Aug 1st 2013
The overall objective of this project is to contribute to improve food security and living conditions of people in Thateng district’s 14 poorest ...
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Development - Health Care
Health Care Service Project (HCSP)

Start Date: Oct 1st 2014
Strengthening Health Care Services Project – Sekong Provincial hospital, Lao PDR Origin of the project: After 15 years of presence in ...
- Health Care