Clean Water and Sanitation Program Partner Profile
Pham Van Thanh - Private Water System Owner
In 2001, Pham Van Thanh built a clean water system that serves 300 families in the remote, poor community where he lives in southern Vietnam’s Tien Giang Province. Since then, the enterprising Mr. Pham has dreamed of expanding the system to provide safe, accessible water to more local households, but lacked the resources.
"Poor people in remote areas need clean water. By partnering with East Meets West, I have the opportunity to bring more people in my community a safe, accessible and affordable water supply"
Now, with technical and financial support from East Meets West’s Clean Water and Sanitation program, Mr. Pham will have that opportunity: his company, Quoc An Enterprise, is now on track to run pipes to another 100 households. Through this type of innovative private/public parternship, East Meets West leverages its resources and expertise to bring the benefits of clean water to even greater numbers of people.