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 toilets each year.
We're also focused on improving access to clean water. For example, construction teams learn to build low-cost water filters, which they build and install in homes and schools.
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.
We're proud to provide the information and resources that our neighbors need to overcome the challenges they face.
Mrs. Dau’s Commitment Towards a Safer and Healthier Home
High up in the Vietnamese mountains is a village called Noong Ma, which is home to 43 hardworking families. These families are all part of the Kho Mu and H’Mong ethnic minority groups. Like many other minorities in rural communities, the people in Noong Ma face a number of challenges. Heads of households often travel far distances to find work, …
Building Latrines in Nam Vai Village Vietnam
In the village of Nam Vai, high in the mountains of Phuc Than commune in Vietnam, 80 families from the Mong ethnic minority group live with minimal access to water and sanitation. As of June 2021 only 10 families in the village had latrines, with most villagers relieving themselves daily along streams and forest edges. Trang Thi So, 27, and …
“Today I have 11 eggs!”
”I was on my way to the market and met Vui, who is the head of the hen raising group in my village. She told me some visitors were waiting for me at home. I rushed back home and wondered who the guests were.” Cam Thi Thao is a Thai woman living in Phuc Than commune in Vietnam. Thao and …