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Clean water for DEPDC’s underprivileged children



New water tanks & pumps to provide clean drinking water for 310 poor, underprivileged ethnic minority children & teens protected at DEPDC who otherwise are at-risk of being sold into the sex industry.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The water tanks & pumps are old, broken & leaking which will contribute to unhealthy drinking water, unsanitary cooking conditions, bad hygienic habits & risks for infections for the children, teens & staff that now carry buckets of water everyday from an old, tin tank. This project will affect more than 310 underprivileged & marginalized ethnic minority children & teens presently living at Development Education Program, which works on the prevention side of trafficking through free education.

How will this project solve this problem?

Install new tanks, pumps & piped water system. During rainy season small tanks will fill with clean rain water & pond drained/filled with ground water; both cost-saving methods of water conservation. Children learn about water conservation at DEPDC.

Potential Long Term Impact

Clean, safe, available drinking water for 310 poor, impoverished hill tribe children will allow them more time in receiving classroom education, vocational activities, computer skills & even learning about drinking safe water & water conservation.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $19,371

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $19,371 .  The original project funding goal was $16,390.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Thanks to 37 donors like you, a total of $19,371 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Project Leader

Alinda Suya

Director of Mae Sai Projects
Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Thailand

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