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Total loan: $800
Laos, , Lao PDR / Personal Use
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A loan helped to purchase TerraClear water filters so he can have access to safe drinking water.
Phalavaek Group's story
Nengthao understands the difference the water filter can make for his family and for his group’s families. Nengthao knows that local water sources require boiling before consumption and boiling water consumes natural and financial resources. The water filter Nengthao purchased will increase his family’s disposable income by substantially decreasing money spent to buy charcoal or decreasing the time and cost of foraging for firewood. The filter also eliminates the need to purchase bottled water if it is available. Nengthao is excited that the filter was purchased on an affordable payment schedule and the filter is guaranteed for 2 years – so he and his group can continue to receive the many benefits of clean water for many months to come.