Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Cambodia

Cambodia TAX DEDUCTIBLE

TAX
DEDUCTIBLE

FUNDING STATUS

FUNDED!
$30,520 $30,520
Project Code: KHM-MET-WAT-D04

OVERVIEW:

This is a two-year project (in our fourth year of working with this particular implementing partner.  This particular project will provide families situated in rural Cambodia with access to safe and clean water through the provision of 40 pump wells, 2,300 water filters, and 40 sealed concrete ring wells.  The recipients will also receive hygiene and sanitation education. With your support this project will provide around 3,000 families (19,000 individuals) with access to safe, clean water at an average cost of $5.69 per person!

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT

This project will be implemented by both an Australian and two prominent local leaders whom have 22 years field experience between them and training to a masters level in Anthropology and Development. This project is critical in its nature as water is essential to human survival and health.  The project is also effective in its on-going sustainability through the provision of education; training families and villages to oversee & maintain wells, & charging a small fee for the filters to ensure a longer life span. Our partners have initiated a similar project previously seeing 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.

BUDGET

Entrust is not the sole donor for this project.  The total project cost of  $108,00 over two years (2012 – 2014) is being supported by a number of donor organisations.  Entrust’s agreed support to the project is $30,520 per year.  Any donations we raise will be matched dollar for dollar by other donors enabling us to double our donation!

THE NEED

This project is located in the rural regions of Cambodia, where many families have little to no access to clean drinking water. Where there is access, it is often to unclean water and requires great amounts of 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, and a lack of clean water and basic sanitation is responsible for up to 80% of all illnesses 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.

THE 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

LIFE CHANGE

  • Access to safe clean drinking water for the first time ever
  • Education in hygiene & sanitation
  • Health improvement & increased time opportunity to engage in education & employment

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