Total loan: $4,650

Nhóm 39 - Bình Xuyên Group

Hai Duong, Hai Duong, Vietnam / Housing

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A loan helped to pay for the construction of a hygienic toilet and a hand-washing device with soap.

Nhóm 39 - Bình Xuyên Group's story

Phuc, pictured first from the left, makes about $35 every month working in the rice paddies. She is 54 years old and has four grown children but they don't have stable jobs or decent income yet. Due to economic hardship, they have not been able to install a hygienic toilet at home. However, as a member of the local Women's Union since 1985, she recently joined a campaign to improve the community's sanitation and hygiene. With this loan, she and nine of her peers will each build a hygienic toilet at home that will improve their family's and the community's quality of life. With ten households making a commitment, this neighborhood will be able to enjoy better health by avoiding many of the common infections and diseases associated with the unsafe latrines currently being used.