PLANET WATER FOUNDATION

We are Planet Water Foundation - a US-based, non-profit organization focused on bringing clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems and deploying hygiene education programs. Our projects are focused on schools, children, and rural communities across 10 countries in Asia. Our MISSION To alleviate waterborne disease, illness, and death through providing access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education in the world's most disadvantaged communities Our GOAL To help 5 million people gain access to safe water by 2020
Jun 6, 2014

Look What You Have Done!

Last year, we set out to bring clean water and hygiene education to over 2,000 children and community members through the installation of AquaTowers in Taek and Chey villages in Siem Reap. Over the last twelve months, you have helped to transform the lives of those living in Taek Village...look at what YOU have done:

- Provided clean, safe water to over 1,000 children and community members for the first time through an AquaTower being installed at Taek Primary School

- Provided hygiene education to over 500 students...now, "98% of students wash their hands with soap" - as quoted by school Headmaster, Seng Sreilleak

- Improved school attendance by reducing the number of school days missed due to chronic diahrrea caused by drinking unsafe water

- Enabled girls to get an education by spending more time in school, and less time collecting water

- Helped to increase the economic prosperity within the community

- Empowered children to act as the catalyst for change within their families regarding the importance of clean water

Thanks to your generosity, we have reached over 50% of our goal!  Do you want to continue to make a difference?

If so, donate now and help us reach our goal for this project by bringing clean water and education to over 1,000 people through the installation of an AquaTower in Chey Village.

If we can raise just over $7,000 in the month of June, the children and community members of Chey Village will also receive clean, safe water for the very first time by the end of the summer!

Thank you again for all that you have done!

Mar 13, 2014

CAMBODIA: "I love this AquaTower very much!"

Children at AquaTower
Children at AquaTower

It's been less than a year since your generous donations brought clean water and hygiene education to Taek Primary School in Siem Reap, and already you have transformed the lives of hundreds... Here's how...

Seng Sreilleak, school Headmaster, explains that, "since the AquaTower and Water-Health & Hygiene education program, 98% of our students transformed to drinking clean water and washing their hands regularly. Our school attendance is very much improved, and the student's families come to collect clean water because they've changed their habits too!"

A third grade teacher at Taek Primary, Saem Channan, is now able to teach her students about germs and how they spread, along with how and when to wash their hands through the hygiene education program. She explained that since she's been teaching the education program in her class, "I noticed my student's skin has much improved because they drink the clean water now."

Chhun Vannchhai, a 6th grade student, describes the impact your donations have made in just a few words, "I love this AquaTower very much! Now my family has no diarrhea. My father comes three times a week to the school to collect clean water from the tower. I wish to see that more AquaTowers be installed in other communities to help kids like me."

We wish to see the same - we are still fundraising for an AquaTower in the neighboring village of Chey. We only need $7,000 to provide 1,000 more children and community members with clean, safe water and hygiene education for the first time! 

A big 'Thank You' for your generosity and support from the school and community of Taek!

Bringing Clean Water Home
Bringing Clean Water Home
Children at AquaTower
Children at AquaTower
Chhun Vannchhai, 6th Grade Student
Chhun Vannchhai, 6th Grade Student

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Dec 12, 2013

CAMBODIA: What a Difference 6 Months Can Make!

Sam, student at Taek Primary School
Sam, student at Taek Primary School

Just six months ago, through all of your gracious donations, an AquaTower, along with hygiene education, was deployed at Taek Primary School in Siem Reap.  Prior to the AquaTower, this school and community did not have access to clean water, causing many, especially children, to suffer from chronic waterborne illnesses.

Hear what the community is saying after just six months of having clean, safe water and hygiene education...

“I always bring my water bottle to the school to collect clean water from the water tower.  This water is delicious and drinking it does not cause diarrhea. During the school time, my teacher encourages students to bring this clean water home. I really enjoy this tower and always wash my hands now..." said Sam , 11 year old boy at Taek Primary School.

“In the past, I neglected the clean water issue. When my family and I were busy with rice planning, my children drank water from the water jar and then they would have diarrhea. After the tower installation at the school, I can bring clean water from the tower to drink at my home. This tower also reduces my time to find firewood for boiling water, my children never get diarrhea any more, and my children's school attendance is very much improved. I thank the people who donated this tower to our community," said Mrs. Un , mother of three living in Taek Village.

Taek Village is the first of two impoverished communities we are fundraising for. Neither village has access to electricity or clean water. Sok Nha, school headmaster, told us, "Our students do not have access to clean water at school or at home. The most wanted thing, and highest priority for us here is clean water - it's more important than having electricity."

Again, thank you all for making this dream a reality for over 1,000 people in need! 

Mrs. Un , mother of 3 in Taek Village
Mrs. Un , mother of 3 in Taek Village
Students using AquaTower
Students using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Community members using AquaTower
Students using AquaTower
Students using AquaTower

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