A chapter from a documentary on the East Meets West Foundation, the largest international development agency in Vietnam.
This chapter focuses on EMW's Clean Water and Sanitation Program that provides people in rural Vietnam with access to safe water and improved sanitation. This dual approach to community health greatly reduces water-borne diseases to improve overall health and living conditions in rural areas.
Water-related illnesses are the leading cause of human sickness and death in the world, taking the lives of about 6,000 people a day. Women, children, and those living in rural areas in developing nations bear a disproportionate burden of the global water crisis, often spending hours collecting water every day—time that could be better spent pursuing work or education.
Clean water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene lead to better health and improved economic and education opportunities.
Find out more at http://www.eastmeetswest.org.