Total loan: $1,000
Hinboun District, Khammoune Province, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR / Personal Use
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A loan helped to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.
Ponemoung Group's story
La'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. La is excited that she and her neighbors were 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 2 years, though most find the filter works from 3-5 years.