Focused Sector(s): Water, Sanitation
Project: Healthy Community
Date and duration: August 2012 / 6 months
Location: Vientiane Province
Beneficiaries: 935 people


Problem(s):

  • Predominantly rural population which did not have the financial means to invest in household or community sanitation facilities
  • Limited access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation in the rural areas of the province

 

Intervention and Impact

  • Collaborated with the Life Skill Development Association to implement a holistic approach to ensuring the well-being of the rural communities
  • Implemented activities to raise water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) awareness in one school
  • Conducted workshops to teach the students proper hygiene practices, for example, by practicing the correct steps for hand washing
  • Constructed a tube well, elevated water tanks and distribution piping from the school pump to the village
  • Constructed a toilet block in the school and another one in the village
  • As sustainable hygiene practices were adopted by the local community, it made for a healthier living environment

 

Cost: S$86,000

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