Ceramic Water Purifier--Clean Water for Cambodia

by IDE (International Development Enterprises)


Provide access to the children, women, and men of Cambodia to safe drinking water through a market-based approach, building capacity for local production and distribution of Ceramic Water Purifiers.

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Only 29% of Cambodians currently have access to improved water sources. Lack of access to safe drinking water is one of the main causes of disease in Cambodia. The Ceramic Water Purifier (CWP) Project is a 5-year plan to make clean water available to 75,000 households and to create a sustainable, self-financing industry to continue long-term CWP distribution. The CWP effectively removes bacteriological contamination, through a filtering system, making water safe for human consumption.


Develop production plants; train distributors and retailers; promote CWP to raise awareness and create demand; control quality to assure that CWPs distributed meet quality standards; and transfer ongoing activities to the private sector.

Long-Term Impact

75,000 families will have affordable clean water by 2010, 1,500 households in first year. IDE will facilitate distribution systems; prepare long-term marketing plans; improve production processes; reduce costs; and strengthen distribution networks.

Additional Documentation

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



Organization Information

IDE (International Development Enterprises)

Location: Lakewood, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ideorg.org
Heidi Wilhelm
Project Leader:
Heidi Wilhelm
Resource Development Manager
Lakewood, Colorado United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 29 donors like you, a total of $7,248 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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