A total of 320 disadvantaged households in the central City of Da Nang are building storm resistant shelters thanks to a project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, an American philanthropic organisation.

The project is being implemented by the city’s Women’s Union (WU) and enables each female representative of low-income households to access a loan of 20–30 million VND to construct a shelter using storm resistant techniques.

More than 105 storm resistant shelters will be built by 2016.

As a coastal city, Da Nang is affected by intense storms and frequent floods. The city is one of the first 33 cities to join the Rockefeller Foundation’s global “100 Resilient Cities Challenge”. The storm resistant shelter project is part of a range of activities conducted by the charity in Da Nang.-VNA