CHAD Vietnam: Project of Building an Independent / Sustainable Community and Improving Hygiene
Goal: Improve food security and hygiene by training and building independent/sustainable communities in the rural area.
Area: 2 areas, Dak Dam and Kong Vang
Period: April, 2020-March 31, 2024 5 years
Village: Dak Dam and Kong Vang
District: Kon Ray
Province: Kon Tum
Region: Central Highlands
Total Population: 1302 (306 families)
Literacy Rate: 85% (Only 0.4% have reached college education)
Main Source of Income/Livelihood: Subsistence farming/agriculture
Average Family Income: $115/month
Access to Latrine: 26%
While Vietnam has been rapidly growing its economy in the past few years, the poverty issue remains to be serious. (poor:21.5%) In particular, 70-80% of the rural population rely on traditional agriculture for living; however, have been suffering from lack of food, malnutrition, and poverty due to depts influenced by economic market fluctuation and climate change. To improve their lives, it is necessary to farm various and nutritious crops and produce livestock.
CHAD is planning to work in 3 ethnic communities (Dak Dam, Kong Vang, and Queng Grai) of the Central Highlands region. There are 1,420 people of 306 households living in these communities, and the average income is $170/household. Only 26% of these households have sanitary toilets. In addition, this region has not received support from the government or NGOs and still lives in a poor living/hygiene environment.
Wesley Zaidan collaborates with CHAD Vietnam and VMI (Vietnam Mission Initiative of the United Methodist Church Global Mission) to build an independent/sustainable community in Vietnam through the Legacy Fund.