Improving the living and health conditions of poor families in Vietnam

  • Monday, 15:11 Date 25/03/2019
  • INTRODUCTION
    Clean water is an invaluable resource and is becoming scarce. The proportion of people lacking clean water is increasing, whether in urban or rural areas. Clean water is becoming ever more necessary because water plays a very important role in human life. In rural areas, especially in remote areas, the proportion of people access to clean water to use for daily life is less, while the local water source is gradually polluted due to the pollution; agricultural, industrial wastes and even bad habits of the people.

    Recognizing the importance of the problem, Caritas Vietnam, in collaboration with diocesan Caritas and parishes, has implemented a project to install a pure water filter system for the community. It aims to raise people awareness in protecting water resources and helping people to avoid diseases caused by polluted water sources. This project has been implemented since 2011 with support from many partners such as Catholic Relief Service (CRS), Porticus, CHARIS, Rhein Donau Stiftung (RDS) and many other benefactors. Particularly RDS (an NGO in Germany) from 2014 to the present has helped Caritas Vietnam to get 20 pure water systems for parishes in the Dioceses. The project has undergone two phases, the period 2014-2016 and the period 2018-2019.

    GOAL
    The purpose of the project is to contribute and improving the quality of life of poor people in rural areas through the provision of clean water.

    BENIFICIARY
    The project is aimed at poor people in rural communities, where clean water resources are scarce.

    OBJECTIVES
    •    Provide clean water for poor communities in rural areas.
    •    Raising awareness of water resources protection and environmental protection for people in poor rural areas.

    MAIN ACTIVITIES
    •    Install pure water supply systems in poor rural areas.
    •    Organize communication sessions to raise awareness in the protection of clean water sources for people.
    •    Organize training courses on operation and maintenance of water supply system for local managers.
    •    Organize seminars and training sessions to improve the capacity of managing staff in diocesan Caritas, especially focusing on the protection of the environment and clean water sources.

    RESULTS
    Since 2011, Caritas Vietnam has collaborated with diocesan Caritas to install 49 drinking water supply systems for 49 parishes, of which 11 are small and 38 large clean water supply systems (RO technology) with a capacity of 500-1000 liters per hour output, to provide clean water to people, especially in remote areas in the Dioceses. Besides, Caritas Vietnam has also organized many communication sessions to raise awareness in water resource protection and environmental protection for the community. In addition, training courses for managers, directors and project staff were also conducted for Diocesan Caritas in the project.

    CALL FOR COOPERATION
    The scarcity of clean water sources occurs everywhere in the world as well as in Vietnam. Therefore, the need of clean water is very necessary and urgent. Caritas Vietnam is only contributing a small part of itself to providing clean water to the community. Therefore, with great demand, we call for your cooperation to help us improve the quality of life of poor people in rural areas, by providing them with clean water.

    For further information, please contact:

    COMMISSION ON CHARITY AND SOCIAL ACTIONS - CARITAS VIETNAM UNDER THE CATHOLIC BISHOP'S CONFERENCE OF VIETNAM

    Phone: +84 (028) 3727-1904

    Email Caritas office: caritasvietnamccsa@gmail.com

    Email Caritas office: caritasvietnamccsa@gmail.com

    Website: www.caritasvietnam.org

    BANK ACCOUNT

    ACCOUNT NAME: CARITAS VIET NAM

    1. Account number for money:
      • VND: 033.1.00.379133.5
      • USD: 033.1.37.379370.5
      • EURO: 033.1.14.380725.6
    2. Bank: Vietcombank
      Sai Gon Branch, 69 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist. HCM
    3. Swift code: BFTVVNVX
    4. Bank code: 79203008

    * Please do not transfer to any account for any reason.

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