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Water... A Human Right
Vu Thuy Ahn from Vietnam 
campaigns for water-rights

Seventeen-year-old Vu Thuy Ahn has already won her campaign to get water to her town, Hoa Ma Hai Noi in Viet Nam, giving the town a new lease of life.

The problem for Vu Thuy Ahn and her friends was that for six months every year the town’s water supply would dry up. The girls had to spend their days walking thirty kilometres to collect water for their families from the nearest source. 

As a result, they would not attend school. Vu Thuy Ahn campaigned until she won her town a grant and sponsorship to build a proper water tank and pipes to bring the water to the town. Now the girls get their education, and the town gets its water.