he Abundant Water Team have hit the ground running in Timor-Leste.
Tristan and Tom arrived in Dili on Tuesday the 13th of November linking back up with Joanico. Joanico is fresh from spending six weeks with the team in Laos where he learned the Abundant Water approach and project management skills alongside Tom. The team are excited to take everything we have learned over our decade of experience at Abundant Water and apply it to communities in Timor-Leste.
During its third round of field visits under its partnership in Xieng Khouang province Abundant Water and Caritas visited Namkiew village in Mok district. Namkiew is a majority Hmong village which has recently been affected by flooding.
During the visit Abundant Water was able to provide free filters to 9 families in Yourkmoon village whose houses were destroyed by a landslide in August. Among the families provided water filters was Mr. Mouane, whose family had to move into temporary accommodation after his house was destroyed.
Abundant Water is preparing to start a new chapter of its story in Timor-Leste. Over past weeks A Timor-Leste local - Joanico De Silva, or Nico as his friends call him, has been training with our team in Laos. This training will equip him with the skills he needs to work with Abundant Water and bring our social business and water filter technology to his home country, Timor-Leste. Now about halfway through his training Nico has reflected on his time with in Laos with our team and we wanted to share that with you.