Health  Vietnam Project #1869

Bringing clean water to 13,000 people in Vietnam

by Thrive Networks Vetted since 2009 Site Visit Verified


This project provides 13,326 rural residents in three Vietnamese villages with access to clean water, which will greatly improve their hygienic and sanitary conditions.

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Lack of clean water is a huge problem worldwide, affecting health, economics, and education. Roughly 2.2 million to 5 million people die per year from water-borne diseases. In Vietnam they are among the leading killers and responsible for absenteeism at work and school. EMW will build water systems in 3 poor villages in central Vietnam, providing residents with clean water piped directly into their homes. This will reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases and greatly improve overall health.


1) Construct a clean water & sanitation systemwith direct connections to houses; 2) Train locally-elected water managers & project management board on maintenance; 3) Carry out hygiene and sanitation awareness program.

Long-Term Impact

This project will improvequality of life & health for over 13,000 people, reduce serious childhood waterborne diseases in the villages by up to 80%, increase family incomes, & improve student academic performance.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


EMW Clean Water Program Website
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in Vietnam
Water System Design Manual
National Drinking Water Clearinghouse

Organization Information

Thrive Networks

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Van Ly
Regional Communications Manager
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Funded Project!

Thanks to 136 donors like you, a total of $7,473 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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