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Ensuring Dignity and Health for Women and Girls by Improving Sanitation in Rural Vietnam

2015 - 2019 | Vietnam

Pedestrians and motor scooters ply the streets of Hanoi. November, 2010 - PSI Vietnam. Photo by Jake Lyell
By being part of Maverick Collective I’m able to work my philanthropy in the way that I believe in. Coming from a business and retail background, we want to see results and be able to measure them. Through the [sanitation] project … we work with business models that empower the local entrepreneurs to make sanitation toilets for the communities. Camilla Hagen Sørli
Founding Maverick Collective Member

This project set out to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a market for quality, hygienic toilets in remote areas of Vietnam. In partnership with a Vietnamese manufacturer and local masons, PSI expanded the availability and demand for quality toilets that meet standards for hygiene as well as women’s dignity and safety.  Through a communications campaign, PSI also promoted the benefits of improved sanitation in ways that resonated with both rural women and men.

My new hygienic latrine is so clean and beautiful, I never imagined I could improve my home this way. Ms. Ut. A (not pictured), project consumer in Tien Giang province

4,195 ROTO plastic septic tanks sold in Tien Giang and Dong Thap provinces

853hygienic latrines installed in Dak Nong province

600 masons trained in installation of hygienic latrines

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