Flood resistant houses for poor women will increase ability to cope with climate change. (Photo: VGP)The houses are part of the project on realizing initiatives encouraging the building of climate change resistant houses for poor people in Vietnamese urban areas, sponsored by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and carried out by the Da Nang city Women’s Union.
It is part of Da Nang city’s action plan on coping with climate change, contributing to accelerating poverty reduction and actively preventing the bad effects caused by climate change.
Accordingly, each poor or nearly-poor woman’s family will be given a preferential loan and support, totalling some VND12.3 billion.
Surveys show that 166 poor women’s families are in need of building and repairing houses until 2018, when the houses are expected to be completed.
Since 2011, the Da Nang city Women’s Union has successfully carried out the credit project in combination with technical support to assist poor and low-income and average families upgrading flood resistant houses, funded by US Rockefeller Foundation.
Under the project, which has been carried out in 8 of 58 communes in the city, 436 families have been provided with over VND10.4 billion./.