Getting Water Right has been active in this remote area of Cambodia since 2014 and in 2018 completed a 6 month $80,000 program in 3 villages with great success. In 2020 our team undertook our holistic approach in three more villages. We need your help to fund the remaining 9 villages over the next 4 years. To learn more about the completed work visit our website www.gettingwaterright.org.
The $110,000 being raised here has enabled GWR to do the 2020 work and will provide 3 additional villages with access to clean water and improved sanitation and provide testing and education for the villages and each family therein.
In each village where we work, a holistic approach to bringing clean water includes collaboration with community leaders. Our work includes:
--Digging wells in villages to ensure a year round water supply
--Curtailing open defecation by supplying latrine materials and promoting self-help installation from the villagers
--Installing Bio Sand Water Filters in households
--Educating through health and hygiene promotion before, during and after installation
Our mission is to improve living conditions in 15 destitute villages in a remote region of Cambodia by providing a holistic solution to water and sanitation problems, and helping to break the cycle of poverty that traps the villagers.
Why do villages in Cambodia need a WASH program?
--Over 50% of the rural population Cambodia wide does not have access to safe drinking water
--20% of deaths of children under the age of five are due to waterborne disease
--An estimated 88% of all childhood illness is water related
For more information please visit: www.gettingwaterright.org.
You can see videos of work completed in three villages on our YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/2PawDcd
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