Urban poor

Building storm-resistant houses

The urban poor living in Da Nang City, Vietnam, are highly vulnerable to storms and floods because their homes are often poorly constructed and maintained.

In order to increase the urban poor’s resilience to the effects of climate change, the Women’s Union in Da Nang administers a revolving loan to make their homes resistant to storms. The Building Storm-Resistant Houses initiative has helped hundreds of lower-income households rebuild and repair their houses, and has supported 20 extremely poor families to build new houses that can withstand typhoons and floods.

Building Homes and Boosting Resilience


Houses built

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