Water for Cambodia builds and installs biosand water filters, household units that produce clean drinking water directly from contaminated sources. These cost-effective filters are built by our staff in Cambodia using local materials. Since 2006 we have installed over 27,000 filters in households and schools bringing clean water to more than 160,000 people. Our nationally recognized water testing laboratory regularly monitors installations for quality and safety.
Over the past 5 years we have added a comprehensive WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Training) approach, partnering with villages and schools to build latrines and reliable wells and supporting hygiene education.
UNICEF statistics reports that as many as one third of Cambodians use water from an unimproved source. Access to clean water provides an important pathway to better health, regular school attendance, and improved quality of life for families. Water for Cambodia is helping to meet the challenge of safe drinking water for all.