Cambodia Clean Water Project
AKP Project Since 2008
AKP brings clean, safe water to rural Cambodians
In the last ten years, Cambodia has made great strides in improving access to clean water for its people – but as of 2019, 30% of Cambodians still do not have access to clean water. These people are mostly located in rural areas. When safe water is unavailable, people drink from whatever source is available – river, canal, lake – and the unsanitary conditions cause typhoid, cholera, dysentery and other preventable diseases. Unsafe water compromises health and sanitation. Young children are especially vulnerable. In Cambodia waterborne illnesses are the second leading cause of death for children under five.
In 2008, AKP began building wells for families in Siem Reap. To date more than 1,600 wells have been installed, bringing fresh, bacteria-free water to more than 24,000 people.
Not only does the clean water improve sanitation and health, it is also used to irrigate farm plots and provide drinking water for domestic animals. Healthy animals and good crops result in increased opportunities for families – helping to lift them out of poverty.
Stop in a rural village outside of Siem Reap and meet with locals who’ve partnered with A&K Philanthropy to install bio-sand filtered wells as part of the Cambodia Clean Water Project. Hear firsthand how clean wells have reduced the incidence of deadly waterborne illness while benefiting agriculture and livestock.
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 $500 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 benefiting family, information about the family, GPS coordinates for the well, depth and flow rate of the well, and information about the irrigated area.
If you are interested in building a well in advance of your travel journey, the donation cost is $550 to cover additional costs associated with pre-purchasing a well.