A loan of $1,050 helped a member to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.


Houykhun Group's story

Keovongkod's village takes water from wells and from the local streams. Some people in the village, including Keovongkod’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. Keovongkod is excited that she, like her 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 Keovongkod 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.

In this group: Keovongkod, Kaengsang, Somchay, Heuang, Aulai, Viengkhone, Xaivong, Buavan, Bounpan, Khamvone, Noy, Noy, Douangdeuan, Somboun, Phetsamone, Phetsavanh, Authai



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