Total loan: $3,700

Nhom 6 - Dinh Hoa Group

Ninh Binh, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam / Housing

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A loan helped to pay for the construction of a sanitary latrine with a device for hand washing with soap.

Nhom 6 - Dinh Hoa Group's story

Nhung, pictured first from the right in the first row, is 34 years old. She has been a member of the local Women's Union since 2002. Her husband is paralyzed on the left side of the body so she has to work hard to raise their two little children who are currently in school. Nhung is fully aware of the fact that using a degraded double-pit latrine has the risks of potential adverse effects on the health of her family members, her community and environmental contamination. However, she has not yet been able to construct a septic tank latrine due to a shortage of funds. With a portion of this loan, she will be able to buy materials to build a hygienic septic tank latrine and a hand-washing device with soap. Those facilities would help her family improve their health and living conditions, while affording safety for them (particularly at night and during rainstorms). In addition this will provide convenience, cleanliness and privacy for all family members, while contributing to the environmental protection of the community.