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Quang Uyen and Tra Linh are two districts in the mountainous Cao Bang province. According to the reports of the District People’s Committees in 2015, the rate of poor households in these districts are 18% and 20%, higher than the average rate of the province. Some of the main challenges across the districts are the lack of access to clean water sources and hygienic facilities.
As at Jan 2017, 96% of households in Ha Vi now have access to proper sanitation facilities. Mon adds: “Thanks to ChildFund’s support, we are more aware of the importance of a clean environment for our health, and are now eager to commit to making our village a better place to live. Everyone follows a common code of keeping the surrounding areas neat and tidy so we can all enjoy it.”
On 29 Aug 2014, ChildFund is given a certificate of recognition by the Chairman of Hoa Binh People's Committee for the organisation’s contribution to local socio-economic development from 2009 to 2014.
Water is vital for rice cultivation. In mountainous areas farmers often don’t have enough water for their crops due to lack of rainfall and poor irrigation systems.  
In April 2014, ChildFund Vietnam carried out a program evaluation of livelihood activities under the Building Strong and Resilient Communities in Quang Uyen district, Cao Bang province.