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Support our Emergency COVID-19 Response Plan

Expand access to WASH in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, so no one is left behind

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Expand access to WASH in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, so no one is left behind in COVID-19 prevention efforts

In Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, we know that to combat diseases like COVID-19, we need to expand access for underserved communities to infrastructure that enables hand washing and sanitation such as piped water systems, sinks, and toilets, and hygiene behavior education. At East Meets West, we have compiled a COVID-19 emergency response plan to support last-mile communities in staying healthy, safe, and resilient, and need your financial support to reach poor and vulnerable households.

Some proposed activities in our emergency response plan:

  • Distribute mobile hand washing devices we developed using a 20-liter bucket and a tap with soap for poor and vulnerable households and public facilities in Cambodia
  • Provide Labobo / Happy Tap hand washing devices with soap for poor households and kindergartens in Vietnam
  • Provide stainless steel hand washing stations in public facilities such as health clinics in Vietnam
  • Distribute safe drinking water to poor, vulnerable households in Ben Tre province, hard-hit by severe drought and saltwater intrusion
  • School hygiene education campaign at 52 primary schools in rural areas in Laos. An estimated 5,200 students will benefit from this campaign.

Your donation could go far in helping us deliver solutions for COVID-19 prevention in communities where we work:

  • $6 could pay for a mobile hand washing device in Cambodia
  • $12 could pay for a Happy Tap hand washing device for a family or a kindergarten in Vietnam*
  • $30 could pay for hygiene education materials (fliers, posters) for a school or health clinic in Cambodia or Laos
  • $50 could pay for a single stainless steel hand washing station for a health clinic in Vietnam*


*These costs have been corrected from what was In previous communication from our e-newsletter sent April 17, 2020. Sorry for the small error.