Hand over of community water filtration system in Sut M’Dung Village, Cu M’Gar District, Dak Lak Province
On March 31, 2022, The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) hands over 1 solar-powered clean water filtration system to Sut M’dung village, Cu Sue commune, Cu M’gar district, Dak Lak province. The 420 million valued solar energy clean water system is implemented by the Clean Water program of VCF and benefits 1,757 people from 355 families in Sut M’đung village. The Dr. Water brand of Phap Viet Environmental Technology Joint Stock Company (JSC) sponsors 30% value of the system and 20 portable containers in order to create the most favorable conditions for the local people to access, store and transport quality drinking water.
The ceremony is pleased to have the attendance of distinguished guests: Mr. Y Wem Hwing – Vice Chairman of Cu M’gar District People’s Committee; Mr. Nguyen Dinh Chien – Vice Chairman of Cu Sue Commune People’s Committee; Mr. Rad Kivette – CEO of the VinaCapital Foundation, Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie, and Mr. Bui Le Khoa – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phap Viet Environmental Technology., JSC. This activity is honored to have the support from Miss H’Hen Nie, helping to promote the project’s goals and encourage local people to build the habit of using filtered water in the system.
Sút M’Đưng village is Miss H’Hen Nie’s hometown. The residents there have been using well water with iron content 20 times higher than the allowed level. Excess iron in drinking water is classified as a secondary contaminant and over time can cause serious health problems like iron overload, hemochromatosis, internal organs damage. It is critical to find a solution for the village’s contaminated water, which is fundamental to its agriculture and the population’s health, especially the children.
“It is VinaCapital Foundation’s honor to have the support from our long-term partners in Dak Lak, Phap Viet Environmental Technology Joint Stock Company, and Miss H’Hen Nie to provide access to potable water for underserved communities,” states Rad Kivette, CEO of the VinaCapital Foundation. “Clean water is essential to everyone’s health and helps reduce the disease of all types, it is especially important for children in rural areas. This project ensures VinaCapital Foundation’s commitment to providing quality public health care for everyone regardless of the location or ethnicity.”
For the past 5 years, Miss H’Hen Nie has accompanied many programs of VCF including scholarships for ethnic minority students; Brighter Path to empower and inspire ethnic minority girls to pursue their education; and Clean Water projects in Dak Lak. She also participates in many VCF’s fundraising campaigns such as Help Vietnam Breathe to bring ventilators and personal protective equipment to hospitals during the fourth Covid-19 outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding areas, as well as a fundraising campaign to help an ethnic clubfoot girl have her life-changing surgery.
Since 2017, the Clean Water program has successfully completed the installation and handover of 91 clean drinking water filtration systems, which benefit more than 3 million people in Quang Nam, Dong Thap, Bac Kan, Ninh Thuan, Tra Vinh, Binh Thuan, Yen Bai, Long An, Dak Lak province, and Ho Chi Minh city.