What we do


The Clean Water Program installs state-of-the-art water filtration systems for hospitals and schools in the underserved communities in Vietnam.

Studies indicate that only 55% of urban water requirements, including schools and hospitals, have access to clean piped water. The rural population of Vietnam has access to surface water primarily- river/stream water, shallow well and rainwater catchment schemes that are notoriously prone to serious pollution from multiple sources. If water from the city tap, river or shallow well is likely to be unsafe for drinking or healthcare purposes, then young children, the elderly and all hospital patients are clearly at great risk.

The heaviest impact of deficient social services always falls disproportionately on those most vulnerable, disadvantaged and underserved – children, women, the elderly and those who are ill. Nearly all of Vietnam’s schools, commune health centers (CHC), district hospitals and even some provincial and tertiary medical facilities lack this most basic functional element – safe water. 

By providing safe drinking water to hospital patients and school children, our Clean Water Program improves the quality of life for the direct beneficiaries and their families, enhances education outcomes, improves public health and makes sustainable improvements in the rural communities as well.


Our Achievements since inception

Since its inception to March 2024, the program has:

  • 30000 beneficiaries receiving clean filtered water
  • 109 systems installed
  • 36 schools reached
  • 16 hospitals reached
  • 13 provinces reached

How does the program operate?

We select partners based on the poor quality of water, how many people are impacted and how well the beneficiary supports our mission to maintain the sustainable and safe drinking water source. We assess the quality of their local water sources, as well as water hardware and indicators of sustainability. We work with water experts to know which proposed solutions are most effective to ensure the program utilizes best practices in the field.

Local governments and beneficial hospitals or schools play major roles by educating the public about the importance of drinking safe water and maintaining the systems. Our partners in the community, Health Department, Department of Education and Training and regional leaders work together to choose water project implementation. This strengthens local ownership and helps build local capacity to maintain clean water projects for years to come.

VCF follows up, measures tests, and evaluates the beneficiary hospital and school systems every 6 months, changing the water filter when necessary.


Clean water at school for better health and studying results

Despite COVID-19’s 2020 hardships, the VCF program team travelled across Vietnam to the most needy rural areas of the country.

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Clean water at school for better health and studying results
Clean water at school for better health and studying results

35 $

to give 1 child or patient access to clean water.

4,228 USD

for a water source filter and RO system of 100-120 liters/hour. It serves a Commune Health Center, or school of 50-100 students.

7,190 USD

for a water source filter and RO system of 250-300 liters/hour. It serves 400-600 patients and healthcare workers at district hospital.

10,427 USD

for a water source filter and RO system of 900-1,000 liters/hour. It serves 1,000-1,500 patients and healthcare workers at provincial hospital.

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