Total loan: $1,150

Nakham Group

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Nongbok District, Khammoune Province, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR / Personal Use

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A loan helped to purchase a TerraClear water filter so she can have access to safe drinking water.

Nakham Group's story

Buakhai's village takes water from wells and from the local streams. Some people in the village are able to buy bottled water. The water in this area is dirty and unsuitable for drinking without treatment. The nearby villages also suffer from dirty and unsafe drinking water. Buakhai is excited that she, like her group members, was able to purchase a water filter. Most families report a threefold reduction in diarrhea after they begin using the filter. This is because the filter removes bacteria and other water-borne diseases. The water filter also increases disposable income and available working days due to the decreased cost of purchasing charcoal or foraging for wood and/or purchasing bottled water. The filter is guaranteed for two years, though most find the filter works from three to five years.