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 Health  Vietnam Project #33831

Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam

by Thrive Networks
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam
Give 1600 people access to water in rural Vietnam

Summary

Clean water is a basic need but 97% of the poorest households in rural Vietnam have no access to piped water. This project will connect 400 rural households (1600 people) in Chau Thanh district of Ben Tre, Vietnam to safe water. Thrive's unique approach incentivizes the private water sector to establish water connections in rural areas while involving government and communities in the process to ensure sustainable, efficient water supply delivery that continues even after Thrive's involvement.

$60,000
total goal
$59,800
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Vietnam's Chau Thanh district is located along some of the dirtiest parts of the Mekong Delta. Dirty water causes 80% of all diseases suffered in Vietnam, like diarrhea and typhoid fever, which are fatal but preventable with proper water access and hygiene. However, people in rural communities like Chau Thanh cannot afford safer water. Even if they could, private water companies are not incentivized to deliver services to rural areas, and government efforts are not always socially inclusive.

Solution

Thrive uses an output-based aid or pay for success approach that makes it possible for poor families to afford clean water, and incentivizes private companies to build water systems in areas that need it most. By sparking demand for clean water by educating communities about the benefits of clean water, and the supply side by partnering with private sector and government, Thrive serves as the catalyst for a sustainable system that gives the poorest access to safe drinking water.

Long-Term Impact

The establishment of affordable, sustainable water access in rural areas, will enhance the resilience of 1600 people in rural Vietnam to potentially fatal waterborne illnesses. Beyond this, Thrive's projects deepen engagement between private sector, government, and local communities, which has set the foundation for a new paradigm where millions of people, particularly the poorest , and not just those who can afford it, can access clean water in Vietnam.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thrivenetworks.org
Thrive's Output-Based Aid Model in WASH
Study on Output-Based Aid for WASH in Vietnam
Thrive's WASH Research
Thrive's WASH programs

Organization Information

Thrive Networks

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Lynn Foden
Oakland, CA United States

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