Cambodia Clean Water Project

CAMBODIA

AKP Project Since 2008

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Overview

AKP brings fresh, clean water to rural Cambodia, helping thousands of villagers avoid deadly diseases

More than half of all deaths in Cambodia are attributable to waterborne illnesses. People in rural areas drink from whatever source is available—river, canal, lake—and the unsanitary conditions cause typhoid, cholera, dysentery and other diseases.

In 2008, AKP began building wells for families in Siem Reap. To date more than 1,200 wells have been installed, bringing fresh, bacteria-free water to more than 20,000 people. Not only does the clean water improve sanitation and health, it is also used to irrigate farm plots and water domestic livestock, helping to improve livelihoods as well.

Impact
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Travel to rural Siem Reap and meet a family who has benefited from the installation of a well. Witness firsthand the impact that clean water has on their lives, including improved prosperity from irrigated fields.

A&K can include a visit to the Cambodia Clean Water Project on a Luxury Tailor Made Journey to Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you. Guests travelling on the Luxury Small Group Journey Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat also visit the Cambodia Clean Water Project.

 A gift of $400 builds a well with a bio-sand water filter for a family in Siem Reap. Donors have the opportunity to include their name recognized at the well site and will receive a certificate which includes a photo of the benefitting family, information about the family, GPS coordinates for the well, depth and flow rate of the well, and information about the irrigated area.