Voices from the Village - Film series

PS-ARD IN CAO BANG

Commune Development Fund

CDF



Do you feel frustrated when water doesn’t run for one day? If yes then you can imagine how hard the life is when you have to fetch water every day!
Having tap water is just a normal thing in the city but a luxury wish of most people in mountainous area. In this second film, you will see how life in a small village in Cao Bang changes when water is brought straight to their front door. Once again, grassroots democracy clearly shows its impact when people can raise their voice about their needs and manage their infrastructures effectively.
Commune Development Fund

CDF



Having a road wide enough for motorbike is always a dream of local people in many remoted communes in Vietnam. The film will show you how life changes when a new road is constructed in a village in Cao Bang.
 

PS-ARD IN HOA BINH

Commune Development Fund

CDF



Have you ever wondered how rice farmers can improve their irrigation system to benefit the whole village? 
In this film, you will see how a community in Hoa Binh province works together to solve this problem by building a low cost irrigation channel - simple technology with lots of benefits. This is the first film in our new film series 'Voices from the Village' that looks at how Helvetas has been working with partners to bring grassroots democracy to decision making at the commune level in districts in Hoa Binh and Cao Bang.
Commune Development Fund

CDF



Another story about how life can change when having tap water to home in a village in Hoa Binh.
 
Farmer Field School

FFS



Learning is much more useful if the topic is of real interest to you and the trainer is lively and enthusiastic. In this third film, you will see how a group of farmers in a small village in Cao Bang receive interesting and relevant training on cattle rasing - a topic that they identified themselves as being a high priority. The enthusiasm and sincerity of the trainer also has a great impact on the trainees in the class. Once again, grassroots democracy clearly shows its impact when people can raise their voice about their needs for training and support .
Farm Field School

FFS



Another film about a training class on growing mushroom in Hoa Binh province that really meets the interest of local people.