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An NGO with responsible and transparent financial management

Our financial model is effective and sustainable: sponsorships, complemented by donations, enable us to take care of the children for the long term.

2017 / 2018

At the end of 1995, Christian and Marie-France des Pallières discovered the horror of the poverty of the children on the Phnom Penh dumpsite and started the first emergency aid. PSE in Cambodia was born!

20 years on, 10,000 children lives are now on the right path. This extraordinary adventure has been recounted by the director Xavier de Lauzanne in his film Les Pépites (Little Gems) shot during the 20th anniversary year and released in France in autumn 2016. A magnificent gift to help spread the word about Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. Because the actions carry on!

Activity Report for 2017/2018

Complete transparency of our accounts

90% of our expenditure is directed to our social programmes helping the children and their families in Cambodia.

Overheads mainly cover the salaries and expenses of our team in Versailles, transport costs, bank charges and communication costs. Thanks to a dynamic branch network support PSE, made up of volunteers, fundraising expenses are minimal.

Income and expenditure


99% of our income comes from private sources. Sponsorship – regular donations specifically to cover the cost of the children's care in our programmes – accounts for a significant proportion of the funding for our activities. One-off donations and corporate sponsorship supplements this, in particular allowing us to deliver our projects and investments.

9% of our programme spending, in Cambodia, goes on schooling and vocational training (as well as some specialised programmes and housing) with the remainder on ancillary programmes supporting the children and their families (health, food, help for families …).

Our accounts are audited on an annual basis.

The summary of accounts for 2017/2018
The detailed accounts for 2017/2018 (French)