Improving the living and health conditions of poor families in Vietnam
Clean water is an invaluable resource – and it is becoming increasingly scarce. The proportion of people lacking clean water is increasing, both in urban or rural areas. Local water sources are gradually being polluted due to agricultural and industrial wastes and bad habits.
Recognizing the magnitude of this problem, Caritas Vietnam, in collaboration with Caritas dioceses and parishes, has implemented a project to install community water filter systems. The project aims to raise awareness about protecting water resources and to help people avoid diseases caused by polluted water sources. This project has been implemented since 2011 with support from many partners, including Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Porticus, CHARIS, Rhein Donau Stiftung (RDS) and many other benefactors. Since 2014 RDS, a German NGO, has helped Caritas Vietnam to install 20 pure water systems. The project has been divided between two phases, the first from 2014 through 2016, and the second in 2018 and 2019.
The purpose of this project is to improve the quality of life of poor people in rural areas through the provision of clean water.
The project is aimed at poor people in rural communities, where clean water resources are scarce.
• Provide clean water for poor communities in rural areas.
• Raise awareness of water resources protection and environmental protection for people in poor, rural areas.
• Install filtered water supply systems in poor rural areas.
• Organize training courses on the operation and maintenance of water supply systems for local managers.
• Organize seminars and training sessions on environmental protection and clean water sources to improve the capacity of Caritas dioceses managing staff.
• Organize community communication sessions to raise awareness about the protection of clean water sources.
Since 2011, Caritas Vietnam has collaborated with Caritas dioceses to install 49 drinking water supply systems for 49 parishes, of which 11 are small and 38 large clean water supply systems (reverse-osmosis technology) with a capacity of 500-1000 liters per hour, to provide clean water to people, especially in remote areas in the dioceses. In addition, Caritas Vietnam has also organized many communication sessions to raise awareness of water resource protection and environmental protection for the community. Finally, training courses for managers, directors and project staff were also conducted for Caritas dioceses 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 necessary and urgent. Caritas Vietnam is only contributing a small part of itself to providing clean water to the community. Therefore, we humbly 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ACCOUNT NAME: CARITAS VIET NAM
- Account number for money:
- VND: 0331003791335
- USD: 0331373793705
- EURO: 0331143807256
- Bank: Vietcombank
Sai Gon Branch, 69 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist 1. HCM
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- Bank code: 79203008
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