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Our two villages Chy Hong I and II

A total of 70 homeless families now have a home

Most of the villagers had to build their own huts and, if possible, provide the material. With a lifelong right of use, they were given an area of about 30 x 9 metres. We support them with infrastructure, know-how, village structures (self-help groups) and some materials. In addition, we installed a separate WASH with rainwater collection system and a 4,000 litre water cistern as well as a latrine for each family. The villagers are trained in the use of water, hygiene and the bio-sand filter. We create an internal village infrastructure, such as fortified paths through the village, deep wells and a kindergarten. We also train the villagers in setting up their own garden and take overproductions at a fair price. Every villager has the opportunity to participate in a training programme. It teaches craftsmanship skills, such as the production of fish traps or the most important activities for the maintenance of a family.

As early as 2013, the second village “Chy Hong II” was built according to the same pattern and only about five kilometres away. Here, the group of the no longer sheltered and hopelessly destitute families comprises 58 families. With an average of seven people on average, we help another 400 people here. As a precaution, we had Helo-Trust, a British mine clearance organisation, inspect the arsenal during construction. It turned out to be a very lucky decision shortly afterwards, as six mines were found and removed on the site. For safety reasons we built a fence in the direction of the minefield. Chy Hong II also has its own kindergarten and each family has its own WASH system. 75 % of this WASH was financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Both villages also benefit from the Banan school in the centre of the village, which we have also upgraded with a WASH with the help of the Rotary Club Willich.

Conclusion

Both villages are developing splendidly thanks to our help and the professional work and support of our partner organisation Bareebo. All expectations were far exceeded and people have a life and perspective again. This is sustainable development aid.

We need your support for the following project areas, among others:

  • Maintenance work on the six deep wells and WASH plants
  • Maintenance of infrastructure
  • Support for care services and training centres
  • Training in the areas of hygiene, agriculture, fish farming, etc.