Total loan: $2,025

Nao Group

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Borlikan District, Borlikhamxai 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.

Nao Group's story

Pua's village takes water from wells and from the local streams. Some people in the village, including Pua’s, are able to buy bottled water. The water from natural sources in this area is dirty and unsuitable for drinking without treatment. The nearby villages also suffer from dirty and unsafe drinking water. Pua is excited that he, like his 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 to users like Pua due to the decreased cost of purchasing charcoal, by decreasing time spent searching for wood, and decreasing the amount of money used to purchase bottled water. The filter is guaranteed for 2 years, though most find the filter works from 3-5 years.