Biogas Systems for Vietnamese Farmers in Long My district
Goal Amount:The updates below are from Ms. Huỳnh Trinh. Trinh is fundraising officer at Anh Duong, an NGO working in Hau Giang province of Vietnam. To get to know a little about Trinh take a look at the Q&A we did with her on our blog .
Mrs. Thieu’s family installs a biogas system.
Mrs. Thieu and her family live Vinh Vien village, Long My district, Hau Giang province. Thieu’s family includes her husband, daughter, son, and grandson and herself. Her family grows paddy rice, and raises 4 sows and 26 piglets. Their average income is $US 30 per month per person.
The reason Mrs. Thieu’s family installed the biogas system is because her husband went to visit another farmer in Long My district that was very successful at raising sows to produce piglets. There he saw a biogas system. His neighbors at home had complained of the bad odors from his pig sty and some had even complained to local authorities because lots of the pig dung was going into the canals.
After some consideration the family approached the Anh Duong village worker in Vinh Vien to help them install a biogas system. Once installed, Anh Duong staff were contacted and Mrs.Thieu’s family got their reward money [in effect their subsidy]. Mrs. Thieu is very happy she installed the system as it has brought many benefits. She says, “We get lots of benefits from the biogas, I used to spend $US 20 for regular gas every two months. Now, I just use biogas and it saves us all this money. Additionally, my neighbors haven’t complained about the pig manure in the canal or the smells since we installed it. And now other families in the area want to install one, too.”