Loi is 25 years old. She has two children and lives a remote village in a mountainous region of northern Laos. Her family survives from what they are able to grow in their garden and gather from the jungle. They drew water from a river in a valley far below their house. It was difficult to carry enough water for all of their needs. They had no washroom facilities and they were often ill.
A few months ago ADRA began working with her community to improve their health. We provided expertise and materials, the villagers dug trenches and laid hose and pipe. Pure spring water, from a source high above the village, is now delivered by an underground system to a storage tank close to the community. From the tank, the water is diverted to taps distributed throughout the village.
Now, getting water for bathing, cooking, washing clothes, and drinking is as easy as turning a tap!
To improve the sanitation of the community and prevent illness, each household was provided with a latrine.
Loi says, “Our children are now bathing every day and washing their hands before eating. Now there is hardly any more sickness in the village, not to mention sad funerals of young children. Thank you ADRA!”