Thanks to the sponsorship of The DOVE Fund (USA), Hearts For Hue will build new 50 hygienic latrines included bathroom for 50 families in Hong Ha commune within a framework of project “ TO ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION FOR THE ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITY IN HONG HA.”
Located about 50 km away from the center of Hue city, Hong Ha is a mountainous commune of A Luoi district, with a population of 1,800 people in 450 households. The main ethnicities are TaOi, KaTu and Paco, make up 85% of the population.
The sanitation is one of the challenges for local people and local authorities, as nearly 60% of households do not have hygienic latrines. Most of them use homemade latrines which made from temporary materials or go directly to rivers or streams. This has exerted negative affected on the environment and the health of local people. Through a recent survey, we found that most of local people are very eager to have a hygienic latrine with bathrooms, but they do not have enough money to build.