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
Jan 24, 2017

What Having Access to Clean, Safe Water Means...

As the New Year is well under way, hundreds of parents and children in Cambodia have access to clean, safe drinking water for the first time - thanks to your support and generosity throughout 2016!  

Having access to clean, safe water means children, especially young girls, can go to school instead of spending their day collecting water. Having access to clean, safe water means people no longer have to suffer from chronic waterborne diseases. Having access to clean, safe water means hope for a healthy future.

In our world today, one in eight people lack access to clean drinking water.  In Cambodia today, 30% lack access to clean water and 74% of all deaths come from waterborne diseases. Through your generosity, you have provided nearly 2,000 children and their families in Taek Village clean drinking water and hygiene education for the very first time. The impact that has been made in the community is unmistakable:
- 98% of students now wash their hands with soap
- The economic prosperity within the community has increased
- School attendance has improved by reducing the number of days missed due to chronic diarrhea caused by drinking unsafe water

For those living in Taek Village, having access to clean, safe water for the first time means that over 1,000 children and their families can’t stop smiling! Please continue to give the gift of water – and spread the word – because together, we can find out what having clean, safe water means to thousands more…Thank you! 

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Jan 6, 2017

Teaching Healthy Habits to Last a Lifetime

Each year approximately 1,000 deaths per day among children under the age of 5 could be avoided if drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene were addressed….

As the New Year is under way, hundreds of parents and children in India have been learning together about the importance of water-health & hygiene through attending activity-based, hands-on workshops covering everything from germs and how they spread, to bathing, tooth brushing, clean water collection and storage, as well as water conservation. After each Workshop, the parents and children continue learning through a fun-filled community viewing of our DVD, which was created by Sesame Workshop in support of our program, followed by more games and activities. Don’t take it from me – take a look at what the children and their caregivers had to say:

“We liked all the activities in the five days. We got to know a lot about cleanliness. My grandma also liked it. We hope this program happens again and again.” – Student, Grade 6

“If each one follows the practices learned in these workshops then no one will fall sick and we can have a healthy India” - Student, Grade 4

“The health and hygiene Workshops served as a bonding activity for my child and me. It is a great experience drawing, performing and playing with him. This is my first time to learn new things with my son.
– Mother of 1st Grade Student

“I learned from this workshop how to clean my body. I also found out that I have to save water because it is a limited resource.”
- Mother of Pre-school Student

While we are off to a good start in making an impact through education in India, we would like to expand our efforts through hygiene education in more communities across India - with your help this is possible! Join us -please help spread the word on how children and their parents can learn and create new, healthy habits together – creating hope for a healthier future!

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Oct 27, 2016

443 Million School Days are Lost Each Year

443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness.

You can change this.

You already did change this for over 1,000 people in Taek Village in Siem Reap, Cambodia through the installation of an AquaTower and Planet Water’s hygiene education program at Taek Primary School.

Here is how school Headmaster talks about the impact that having clean water and hygiene education has made in his school, “My school had no clean water, I tried to make aware of unsafe water to the students, and some bring boiled water to school. The students faced waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid… and spent a lot of money for caring. Now we have clean water system in the school, my students drink clean water and our school attendance improved and the tower is our school hand washing station so students wash their hands before they go into their class rooms.”

For the children at Taek Primary School, having access to clean, safe water for the first time means hope for a healthy future.

Thank you - YOU have made a difference in the lives of those in need. Please continue to give the gift of water – and spread the word – because together, we can continue to abolish water poverty…one community at a time!

 
   

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