Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kontum are provinces of Vietnam, located in the country’s Central Highlands. Located there, in the villages of minority, are elementary school serving children who do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. Currently, contaminated rain water is collected at the school in buckets, or each morning, the children will carry their buckets ½ mile to the nearest stream and collect water for their daily use.
A water well located and managed locally at the elementary school, would provide access to cleaner and safer drinking water for these children, for this generation and future generations. Potentially, this well could also serve the families in the surrounding village.
Objective: Raise $50,000 to fund the building of the well and accompanying filtration system for 20 sites (with the hope of two per month), so children and families can have local access to cleaner and safer drinking water.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where in Vietnam will we be building this well?
The village of Minority, within the site of the elementary school children.
How much will it cost to build this well?
In America, drilling a well costs $5,500 for an average depth of 150 feet. Most projects range between $1,500 and $12,000. However, in Dak Nong, it would only cost roughly $1,500-$1,800 USD to build a well, plus an estimated $900-$1000 USD to add a much needed filtration system.
Breakdown of components:
1. Water Pump
4. Stone made surroundings
5. Electricity wire
6. Drilling labor
7. 2000 liters water tank (about 528 gallons)
8. Filtration system
Total: $2500.00 +/- cost for local laborers/components for each site
How long will it take to build this well?
In America, depending on drilling conditions, drilling a well typically takes 1-2 days, and the pump system installation takes about another day, and can be done at any time after the well is drilled. In Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kontum it will take about 10-30 days to complete the well.
What type of well are we going to build?
This will be an electric pump water well. The well will primarily service the children in the local elementary school, but should also be able to supply clean water to families in the nearby village.
How will The Hua Foundation raise funds for building this well?
Here at The Hua Foundation, we will be using this Go-Fund platform to raise funds to cover the cost of the well. All funds raised will be withdrawn & documented periodically and sent in a safe and secure manner using Western Union Wire Transfer to our advisory council in Vietnam.
What is the future of this project?
It’s proven successful with the last 4 projects in Bon Bu Pah, Bon Ta Mung, Thon10 of Dak Nong and Plei Teng of Gia Lai, our plan is to expand this model for clean drinking water to other similar villages in Dak Nong, including Gia Lai and Kon Tum so we can continue to provide this region with unlimited access to clean running water.
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Khoi D. Hua
The Hua Foundation