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Mar 12, 2013

You did it! Thank you!! (Final Report)

Porbanteaychey School, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Porbanteaychey School, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Yay! Thanks to you, this project to provide clean water to children in Cambodia has exceeded its fundraising goal! With help from you and others, we were able to accomplish some amazing things:
 
You helped us launch a pilot hygiene education program

... which means we’re working with kids and caregivers to teach clean and healthy behaviors that limit the spread of disease. Below is a picture of Sea (pronounced SAY-uh), our new Health & Hygiene Coordinator. He is working closely with Cooperation for Sustainable Cambodian Society (CSCS) to conduct hygiene trainings for our partner sites—and not just for kids but for caregivers, staff, administrators, parents, and the community.
 
You are keeping clean water flowing

... through all 62 water systems at our partner schools, hospitals, street shelters, rescue homes, and orphanages in Cambodia. Without your support, the water flowing into these institutions—that serve thousands of kids—would still be unsafe. They would be forced to spend their limited resources on purchasing costly bottled water, which might not be readily available or even safe to drink. Your generosity also allowed us to conduct a needs assessment at each and every site, so we could implement some critical improvements—including new or refurbished drinking stations, hand washing stations, hands-free drinking ‘bubblers,’ and faucets.
 
None of this would be possible without compassionate and caring people like you. Thank you.
 
Please visit splash.org to find out more about our work in Cambodia and elsewhere. And check out our other GlobalGiving project that still needs funding: Bring Clean Water to Children’s Hospitals in China.

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Again, thank you—so much—for your support.

So many more children are living with clean water and clean hands because of you.

Sea Bou, Hygiene Coordinator, Splash Cambodia
Sea Bou, Hygiene Coordinator, Splash Cambodia
Sangkheum Center for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sangkheum Center for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Porbanteaychey School, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Porbanteaychey School, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sangkheum Center for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sangkheum Center for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Kravan Primary School, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Kravan Primary School, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Mar 6, 2013

Let the clean water flow!

Yager School
Yager School

We are excited to announce that, this month—because of your generosity and compassion—we will be installing two water purification systems for this project in China: one at Jingeng Rehabilitation Hospital and another at Jinrui Rehabilitation Center in Henan Province. Both do incredible work treating children with cerebral palsy (CP). Started by a woman whose own daughter has CP, the hospital and center treat hundreds of kids each month, many of whom reside at the hospitals for months at a time.

Until this month, the hospitals spent upwards of US$200/month on bottled water for drinking. The new water systems will provide not just clean water for drinking, but also for food preparation, hand washing, and bathing. Each water purification system uses a remarkable technology called ultrafiltration, which removes 99.999% of biological contaminants that can cause severe illness in children, such as E. Coli and giardia. Manufactured by the A.J. Antunes Company, they are the same water systems used throughout restaurant and hotel chains in China to provide high quality, safe water for paying customers. With your help, we are able to bring that same high standard of service—along with a 10-year commitment of spare parts, training, maintenance, and support—to children in pediatric hospitals in China. In year 11, Jingeng and Jinrui will take over full ownership of their water systems, plus they will have the support and knowledge they need to keep clean water flowing for the long term.
 
It is only with your support that we are able to bring clean water to these children! Thank you!!

Please stay tuned—our next update will include photos of both sites, with more details on the actual installations. In the meantime, check out another recent site where we just installed a water system in January: Kaifeng City Yager Deaf & Mute Children School. It was funded by three kids who spent three summers in New York selling lemonade to raise money for clean water in China—pretty amazing (like you)!

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Dec 6, 2012

Our 500th Site in China!

500 Sites in China
500 Sites in China

On November 1, 2012 we completed our 500th active installation of clean water systems in China. The 500th installation was at Ganjiaping Elementary School located in Badong County, Hubei Prefecture, China. This school has 310 students and 16 staff.

Help us get to 503!

This project is almost completely funded, and very shortly we will begin installation in three pediatric hospitals in China. Imagine taking your sick or injured child to a hospital that is functioning without clean water! This should not be so, and it is a simple problem to fix!

With your help, we will install water purifications systems and drinking & hand washing stations at three more sites, and we will provide 10 years of spare parts, maintenance, training, and support, positioning each site to take ownership of its own system by year 11.

Become a recurring donor today and GlobalGiving will match your first donation (hurry while matching funds last)!!

We would never have been able to achieve these results in China without the dedication, commitment, perseverance, and grit of a lot of folks. We are so proud of our entire China team, but we also owe a lot to the China Association of Social Workers and to the China Charity Federation for their belief in us when we were a very small and unknown player in the water sector.

But first and foremost, we were able to reach this goal because of supporters like you. Today, thousands of children in China and over 225,000 children in cities and towns around the world are enjoying safe, clean water.

Ganjiaping Elementary School 1
Ganjiaping Elementary School 1
Ganjiaping Elementary School 2
Ganjiaping Elementary School 2
Ganjiaping Elementary School 3
Ganjiaping Elementary School 3

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