Water Kiosk Project in Vietnam kicked off
WSI has recently signed a cooperation agreement with 1001 fontaines pour demain (1001fontaines), a French not-for-profit organization working in the field of water supply for the urban and rural poor.
1001fontaines addresses the need of poor communities to improve their health through a bottom-up social business approach using low-cost technology to provide safe drinking water at an affordable price. Since 2004, 1001fontaines has recruited, trained, equipped and supported more than 200 entrepreneurs in rural communities to provide safe drinking water, in an autonomous and sustainable way.
1001fontaines and WSI share a common mission to deliver sustainable, affordable drinking water to as many persons as possible in Vietnam to improve health, nutrition and quality of life. To this end, both parties agree to establish a cooperation for jointly develop and implement a water kiosk project in Vietnam, which is supposed to supply remote villages without a centralised water supply system or peri-urban areas with proven lack of access to qualitative water, with safe and affordable drinking water.
The cooperation kicked off in July 2018, with WSI providing expertise on institutional and community development as well as training and capacity building.