Building a better world
Phuong My - toilets for families
This initiative was born in OUA in 2018, when the management of the company decided to create the Alberto Piedrabuena fellowship in tribute to our deceased partner in 2017.
The aim of the fellowship is to finance the development of local actions with disabled and elderly people and international cooperation projects carried out by architects and engineers
The first experience took place in August 2019 in the Community of Tân Phú and featured the Collaboration of the NGO Caritas Vietnam. In order to develop more far-reaching projects and achieve the complicity of customers, suppliers and other individuals, OUA Group has established a partnership with the Fundación Montblanc.
Beneficiaries: 12 families in poverty, members of the Phuong Mỹ Community, a rural area at high risk of flooding.
It is a pilot project, with the aim of supplying 100% of the population with decent toilets, avoiding high risks of contamination and spread of diseases.
The main objective of the project is to improve the daily living conditions of families in the community.
This objective is intended to work through different pathways:
- Implementation of appropriate technology: provision of toilets with ecological and watertight purification systems for the most disadvantaged families.
- Education in waste management and responsible consumption: educational workshops will be held for children and adults, and 25 household self-composting plants will be developed for 25 volunteer families in Phuong Mỹ.
The Project is part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
ODS 6.2 Gain access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene services for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and people in vulnerable situations.
ODS 12.5 Significantly reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse activities.
This community is located in the equator of Vietnam, province of Hà Tinh and located in the Huong Khe district. Phuong Mỹ is a small town with around 800 families. Its main economic activity is the cultivation of grapefruit, both for own consumption and for export.
It is a territory severely affected by floods that, on many occasions, has caused the overflow of the Ngàn Sâu River, which harms the properties of land and crops.
The urgent and problematic absence of toilets was detected in most households in the community. In Phuong My, 30% of the population has a networked toilet, 60% have a communal pit and 10% do not have any kind of system.
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