Health  Cambodia Project #32418

Clean Water for 100 Families in Cambodia

by Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

CWEF's BioSand Water Filters provide clean water to families who live in remote, rural villages in Cambodia, improving health and hygiene for 100 families and their children. In addition to the water filters, CWEF trains families in proper maintenance of their filter, along with education on proper sanitation and hygiene, and its effect on disease prevention and overall health. With proper care and maintenance, each water filter can provide a family with clean water for more than 20 years.

$10,000
total goal
$0
remaining
45
donors
6
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Many families in remote Sandan district in Cambodia's Kampong Thom province are living without access to clean and safe water, and are lacking in basic sanitation and hygiene. This combination leads to illnesses such as diarrhea, worms and cholera. When children and adults get sick, they miss school or work, reinforcing the cycle of poverty, low education, poor health and the unfulfilled potential of people with deep value, skills, creativity, and dreams for the future.

Solution

CWEF's BioSand Water Filters provide clean water to families in Sandan district, providing improved health and hygiene for 100 families and their children. In addition to the water filters, CWEF trains representatives from each family in proper care and maintenance of their filter, along with education on proper sanitation and hygiene, and its positive effect on disease prevention and overall health.

Long-Term Impact

With proper care and maintenance, each water filter can provide a family with clean water for more than 20 years. For the families who participate, these improvements in resources, knowledge and skills will reduce sickness and will lead to more days each year in school or work. For the surrounding community, some of the people impacted will become advocates for improved health and sanitation practices, multiplying the impact to their neighbors and friends.

Resources

https:/​/​www.cwef.org.hk/​
What is a BioSand Filter?

Organization Information

Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon - Hong Kong
Website: https:/​/​www.cwef.org.hk/​
Project Leader:
Joshua Lange
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong

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