New Melbourne Fundraising Committee
Writer Dr William Trinh
The project marks the first time that portable water filters were ever used in Vietnam. They were freely distributed to almost 3000 households that were severely affected by the polluted waters caused by the recent flood in Quang Binh (central Vietnam).
The project lasted 3 arduous and long days, starting from 26/12 and finished on 28/12. Volunteers had to be up by 3:30 AM, travelling in a mini van, in order to reach the distribution points located in far and remote areas. In total. the group travelled to 7 distribution points, aiding approximately 34 villages in remote central Vietnam.