Thanks to the Ecobole crowdfunding exercise successfully launched end 2015 and to ECM- Solidarité International and EXO Foundation fundings, LVVL has been able to resume its sustainable energy, water-treatment and agroforestry development projects.
A young French-Vietnamese engineer came two months to start the construction of the water phyto-purification basins and repair the existing biogas system. Two phyto systems have been built: one for treating the stilt-house waters, the other for the upper lakeview rooms. The biogas system on site has been duly repaired. After a summer break, Dan-Tam Costa, our dedicated engineer, should come back to finish the project by installing the same equipment at a few volunteering households in the neighbourhood.
Meanwhile two French engineers in agro-ecology also spent 4 months on-site to develop our agroforestry project. They built and arranged the terraces, took care of existing fruit trees against predators, planted new ones, created a tropical vegetables garden and started a micro-irrigation system.
As one of the engineers went back to France, the other is staying over the summer to maintain the garden and form the our staff to become able farmers.