Clean water, healthy life – Year 1

Cambodia TAX DEDUCTIBLE

TAX
DEDUCTIBLE

FUNDING STATUS

FUNDED!
$50,000 $50,000
Project Code: KHM-MET-WTS-P01

OVERVIEW

This is a three-year project – our fifth year working with this amazing implementing partner!  The project will provide families situated in rural Cambodia, with access to safe and clean water through the provision of 36 pump wells, 2,160 water filters, 36 sealed concrete ring wells and 180 latrines.  The recipients will also receive vital hygiene and sanitation education and provide around 3,350 families (over 20,000 individuals) with access to safe, clean water at an average cost of $6 per person!

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT

This project will be implemented by qualified leaders whom have 22 years field experience between them. As water is essential to human survival and health this is very strategic.  The project is also effective in its on-going sustainability through the provision of education; training families and villages to oversee and maintain wells, and charging a small fee for the filters to ensure a longer life span. Our partners have initiated a similar project in another part of Cambodia helping 40,000 people gain access to clean water, a 67% reduction in illness, 80% increase in school attendance, increase in family productivity – especially benefitting women and children in the communities.

THE NEED

This project is located in rural Cambodia, where families have little to no access to clean drinking water. Where water is available it is generally unsafe, cause sickness and requires time and travel to access it.  This means less time for other life needs and important opportunities such as education. Research has demonstrated that waterborne diseases, specifically diarrhoea, are the biggest killers of children under 5 in the world. Lack of clean water and basic sanitation is responsible for up to 80% of all llnesses currently experienced in the developing world. For many families this will be the first time ever they will receive access to safe clean water through the provision of sealed concrete wells, pump wells, and filters.

BUDGET INFORMATION

Entrust is not the sole donor for this project – our donations will be matched dollar for dollar by other investors.  The quantities provided above are for the entire project – our attribution will be half of these numbers, still with the average cost of $6 per person. Your gifts are doubled by the another donor.

LIFE IMPACT

  • Significant decrease in illness particularly water borne diseases
  • Significant increase in children’s school attendance due to better health & higher productivity in families
  • Time spent collecting water drops by 50% allowing for engagement in other pursuits such as education and income generating activities

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