Help support us in our mission to provide clean drinking water to the people of the Mekong Delta!
Although Vietnam has made rapid progress in improving its water supply situation in the past two decades, many parts of the country have been left behind, with water and sanitation related diseases still…
Diarrhoea in itself causes approximately 250,000 hospitalisations a year nationwide, while statistics show that 44% of Vietnamese children are infected with whipworm, hookworm or roundworm.
As a consequence, Vietnam remains to have one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in East Asia, with poor hygiene killing around 20,000 people each year.
The Mekong River Delta is considered one of the three most vulnerable places in the world when it comes to the effects of climate change, with the deteriorating weather having serious impact on water resources.
This means not only do those Vietnamese living in the area struggle to find sufficient water for farming productivity, but they also suffer from having limited supply when it comes to their daily living needs.
In addition to this, alarming survey results from the National Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (Ministry of Health), illustrate that the Mekong River Delta provinces show alarming levels of arsenic in groundwater wells.
However, these aren't the only issues the local residents face, with the rivers throughout the Mekong Delta also being seriously polluted with the following;
- toxic agricultural fertilisers and pesticides
- human faeces
- and untreated discharged water from industrial activities
The provinces experiencing the most difficulties in accessing clean water include; Ben Tre, Ca Mau and Dong Thap, while the future will see the water of the river in Vinh Long province - home of our most recent kinders - undrinkable due to high salinity.
Overall, the depleting underground water resources in the Mekong River Delta Provinces are expected to reach unusable levels in the next few years.
The people of the Mekong River Delta are in need of grave help, and by just providing a little, you can give a lot.
Since 1997 the Christina Noble Children's Foundation has already benefitted approximately 500 people in Vinh Long province alone, just by providing them with one tank for clean drinking water (see results in Table 1 below)!
So join us in our mission to provide the people of the Mekong Delta with clean drinking water!
All you have to do is donate to the 'Clean Water Tank System' project by clicking here.
BUY A WATER TANK FOR A FAMILY FROM AS LITTLE AS $75
After all, having access to clean water is a basic human right.