Over 11,000 households in Dong Thap benefit from CHOBA programme hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: baoninhbinh)
Dong Thap (VNA) - The Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) programme has helped more than 11,000 poor households in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap build hygienic toilets since 2012.

As many as 6.1 billion VND (2.68 million USD) was provided to more than 10,900 poor households to build standardised toilets, while more than 10,000 middle-income families were also helped to build toilets.

Currently, the project has covered all 45 communes in Dong Thap’s 12 districts. A 30 percent rise in the number of families having sanitary toilets was seen in seven communes.

Dong Thap is one of eight localities nationwide benefiting from the project, along with Ninh Binh, Hai Duong, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Tien Giang and Tra Vinh.

The CHOBA project, funded by East Meets West foundation, assists poor, nearly poor, and disadvantaged families in building new sanitary toilets.   

The project does not give finance directly to the households, but via award packs for families, which are delivered after they build hygienic toilets with preferential loans. Communes with an increase of 30 percent in the number of sanitary lavatories will be presented with 64 million VND.-VNA
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