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#Spotlight - Abundant Water - Establishing a Filter Vendor Network in Rural Laos
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#Spotlight - Abundant Water - Establishing a Filter Vendor Network in Rural Laos

Abundant Water delivers health and hygiene benefits by using the power of social business to design and develop sustainable and scalable clean drinking water projects. The Canberra-based NGO is in its tenth year of operations and has has clinched its most significant partnership to date in Laos. 

Abundant Water is undertaking a 'Partnership for Community Health in Xiangkhouang Province, Laos', with Caritas Luxembourg, funded by the European Union. Abundant Water and Caritas will also work with a number of government departments and civil-society organisations to deliver this project.

Over two years, the partnership will deliver safe and sustainable water to 100 villages across Xiangkhouang Province in the districts of Khoun, Phokout and Mok. Abundant Water estimates this partnership will provide over 3,500 water filters for thousands of families and children across the Province. 

Initially, they will install 1,800 filters. Each village will receive 15 filters distributed to the poorest households. They will also be installing a further three additional filters in public spaces like schools, health clinics, and meeting areas. This will ensure all members of the community benefit from safe and sustainable drinking water.

As part of the project, at least 20 sales agents will receive WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and social business training. Based on previous projects, it's expected that these agents will be empowered to provide filters to their communities long into the future. This will ensure that villages across Xiangkhouang Province will have the capability to sustainably maintain safe water supply.

The organisations involved in the project include: 

  • Caritas Luxembourg;
  • Lao Women's Union;
  • Nam Saat (a program placed under the Department of Hygiene in the Ministry of Public Health in Laos, responsible for development of water supply and sanitation in rural areas);
  • Lao Health Office; and
  • Association for Preservation of Environment and Development of Community.

This is the biggest project Abundant Water has undertaken both in scope and impact.  Abundant Water also has a pilot project in Nepal and Timor-Leste 

For more details on Abundant Water’s work please visit their website, you can read more about their impact here and recent activities here.

Author: Abundant Water/ DelAgua

Publish Date: 03.08.2018

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