I first joined the Vietnam Women’s Union because I wanted to help other women who have nowhere to turn to when faced with difficulty. When we became the implementing partner for the Community Hygiene Output Based Aid program in 2012, I found that many people believe in what we are doing and are willing to stand with us.
Now, more women are empowered as leaders in their own homes and communities. EMW has always gone the extra mile in understanding the needs of our communities. They listen to our concerns and interact directly with the families and residents, earning not only our respect, but also our trust. Launching the WOBA program with Thrive last year, with many women
from our partner communities excited to be part of it, is another milestone we are happy to share. With this collaboration, we can not only create a better environment for our own families, but dream bigger about what women can achieve when we work together.
We look forward to more years of making a difference in the best way we can, and sharing these stories with our friends from other parts of the world.
Vietnam Women’s Union
At the heart of our programs are strong partnerships with government, private sector, civil society groups, and local communities. We also implement learning and feedback strategies to strengthen our approaches to promoting gender and socially inclusive WASH practices in our partner communities.