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Save the Children and HSBC provide rainwater harvesting systems for poor families in Dong Thap

(11:37:48 AM 09/06/2014)
( - Save the Children and HSBC awarded 240 rainwater harvesting systems to poor families in 12 communes of Dong Thap Provinces last weekend.



The devices, worth US$26,000 aim to support the locals in the flood-prone areas to generate and store safe water for their household activities, especially during and after the flood seasons.


The award is part of a US$556,672 project in Mekong delta funded by HSBC from 2013 to 2015.


“The Mekong Safe Water project is a life-changing development for vulnerable children and families living in some of the country’s most disadvantaged areas,” said Mr. Scott Solberg, Chairman of HSBC Vietnam’s Corporate Sustainability Committee. “HSBC Vietnam is extremely proud to sponsor this campaign and work on such a meaningful project with Save the Children, Dong Thap Provincial Women’s Union and Department of Education and Training.” 

The project titled “Mekong Safe Water” under Save the Children’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme aims to increase the use of safe water and sanitation by children and their families in the most vulnerable communities and to improve hygiene knowledge and practice by the children and their families.


Through improving the safe drinking water supplies, providing hygienic materials and facilities, training and communications promotion, the project is expected to directly reach 10,000 children and 48,000 people in the community.            


“Provision of clean water and hygienic sanitation facilities is part of Save the Children’s humanitarian response because it is crucial in avoiding disease and saving lives during and in the aftermath of a disaster. With the funding from HSBC, we are able support the vulnerable communities including many children in this disaster prone province. Better access to safe water and other sanitation facilllities reduces the risks of diseases and improve their hygienic behavior”, said the Country Director for Save the Children in Vietnam, Gunnar Andersen.


Through the project, Save the Children installed eight solar-powered water treatment units, upgraded the water supply systems as well as provided sanitation facilities for 12 schools in 2 Cao Lanh and Thanh Binh district, Dong Thap province. In addition, the agency supported the installment of 184 bio-sand water tanks for 184 households and provided 1799 water treatment kits for poor households in the 12 communes.


Save the Children began to work in Dong Thap in 2003. Currently, the agency is implementing projects on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, maternal health and newborn care, and WASH in Ca Mau, Dong Thap, and Tien Giang. 


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