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November 24, 2014
The first part of an interview with Minh Chau Nguyen about Thrive Networks' output-based aid (OBA) sanitation program in Vietnam.MORE
October 31, 2014
Thrive Networks builds big stuff like water systems and small stuff like low-cost, well-designed toilets. We provide hospitals with medical equipment. We give kids scholarships that include books, schoolbags, supplies, and even a bicycle if that’s what it takes. This kind of work, it turns out, is surprisingly hard to do well in low-resources settings. It is well known, for example, that most piped water systems in Asia fail, most wells built in Africa are not in use a year after their installation, and nearly all the donated medical equipment sent to hospitals in low-income countries is soon scrapped – sometimes without ever being used.
What Thrive Networks has learned over the years is that training is an essential part of making stuff work. And not just training; people need help over time with monitoring, repairs, maintenance, and advanced instruction. Doing stuff right requires engaging the right people and giving them the tools they need to succeed.MORE
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