Clean water, a human right
not a luxury.

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Nearly two-thirds of Cambodia's rural population do not have access to clean drinking water.

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1 in 5 deaths of children under 5 are caused by waterborne diseases.

Water for Cambodia builds and installs biosand water filters, household units that produce clean drinking water directly from contaminated sources.

With 17,000 filters in place we have brought clean water to more than 100,000 people. In addition to installing water filters, literacy classes and libraries are offered to young village women providing basic reading, writing and math skills. As the primary caregiver they also receive instruction in health, hygiene and the proper use and maintenance of water filters.

A water testing lab monitors filter performance. This holistic approach is helping to break the cycle of disease and poverty.


Our Impact to Date

Biosand filters installed, we now have the capacity to install 2,500 filters per year.
People with clean water.
Villagers benefiting from our literacy program.