Cambodia has plenty of available groundwater; the problem is that not much of it is safe enough to drink. Many ponds or open wells are contaminated with industrial runoff, human waste, or contaminants like arsenic and E. coli bacteria.

Here, we invest in the BioSand Filter (BSF), which uses stone, sand and a biological layer to remove 99% of harmful bacteria in water poured through it. Families build their own BSF and keep it at their home for daily use.

About Cambodia

  • 16,005,000 national population
  • 13.5% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 27.10% of rural lack access to water *
  • 51.70% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2009
  • 1,435,124 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 7,281 projects funded
  • $16,348,695 invested

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