Clean drinking water for minority groups

Since October 2019 we support the water project “Clean drinking water for minority groups in Vietnam” carried out by World Vision. The project focuses on the Dien Quang municipality in the Ba Thuoc district. This municipality is mainly inhabited by the Muong – a minority group in Vietnam.

The project runs from October 2019 to March 2021 and aims to provide 3,572 people with clean drinking water and thereby improve their health and quality of life.

  • VietnamCountry
  • Ba ThuocRegion
  • ActiveStatus
  • 2019 -2021Period
  • 3.572Beneficiaries

The local people use water from a source located near the cemetery. This water is seriously contaminated.

CONTANIMATED WATER

The population of the Dien Quang municipality has limited access to safe water. The problems are greatest in the villages of Muoi, Kho, Lung, Khuoc Luyen, Muon, Dao, Un and Tam Lien. They use a water source that got infected by the nearby cemetery, without using a filter. This leads to health risks such as diarrhea and eye infection. Prolonged use of this polluted water has serious health consequences. Children who drink milk mixed with this contaminated water or eat contaminated vegetables often suffer from anemia, or even suffocation.

POVERTY TRAP

Especially in the dry season, the local population, most of the time women, spends at least 20 minutes a day getting water. As a result, they cannot work, while the costs for water supplies are high. On average, the costs for collecting water are around 310,000 VND, which is equivalent to approximately 14 euros. This is a considerable amount of money for a family in this deprived neighborhood. Consequently, the people get stuck in poverty.

Schoon drinkwater voor de minderheidsgroepen in Vietnam - Ba Thuoc district - Dien Quang - World Vision

TARGETED RESULTS

  • Setting up an easily accessible and affordable water supply system
  • Improving knowledge of the local population about of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Improving knowledge about domestic water treatment and safe storage (HWTS)
  • Improving the health of the local population through access to clean drinking water
  • Stimulating the local economy through the construction of the water supply system
  • Reaching 2,172 adults and 1,356 children (87% of the total population of the municipality)
  • Which covers a total of 714 households in 6 target villages (Muoi, Kho, Lung, Muon, Un and Tam Lien)