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For more than six decades, we've been working with communities in Vietnam to overcome poverty. In particular, we work with rural and ethnic minority families.

Too many people in Vietnam still don't have proper bathrooms to use. With our Community-Led Total Sanitation model, thousands of people build and begin to use sanitary ltoilets each year. We're also focused on boosting access to clean water and improved sanitation, especially with family and school latrines. We’re also helping improve community sanitation through initiatives for animal waste management and home trash management, especially single-use plastics.

When it comes to schools, we also focus on infrastructure upgrades. That could mean new bathrooms, improved libraries, or cleaner stoves in kitchens. And we use schools as hubs to share valuable information with students and their families. We host workshops on topics ranging from preventing human trafficking to proper hand washing.

To make sure communities are able to withstand the effects of a disaster, we are providing local government workers with disaster risk reduction training and education. This initiative has the potential to help thousands of people to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster.

We're proud to provide the tools and resources that our neighbors need to overcome the challenges they face.