of rural population
lack clean water
of rural population
Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and ranked 140 out of 185 countries in the world based on the UN’s Human Development Index.1 Alarmingly over 37% of the population live in severe multidimensional poverty.
Our Local Partners
In Cambodia, our implementing partners are working in rural villages that are often extremely difficult to access, especially during the prolonged rainy season. We work in isolated rural locations that are home to over 3.3 million people who lack access to a safe and improved water source. Sanitation is also a significant challenge with over 6.3 million people (51% of the rural population) lacking access to adequate sanitation facilities.2
Serving the Unreached
The dominant religion in Cambodia is Buddhism with over 82% of the population identifying as Buddhist. There are 44 people groups in Cambodia and 19 remain unreached with the gospel, yet those 19 hold 96% of the country's population. Christianity is growing yet is still in the minority at 3.5% of the population.3 Our local partners mobilize local pastors and churches to implement water projects in villages where there is often no Christian presence. Your support equips pastors to meet physical needs and also share the living water of Jesus Christ.
We are focused on improving health in rural Cambodia through a variety of water programs. Projects range from hand pumps, household safe water treatment programs, and community/school WASH programs that aim to address safe water supply, handwashing, and improved sanitation.
Our implementing partners mobilize and invite local pastors and churches to participate in WASH programs in villages where there is often no Christian presence.
Fund a Project in Cambodia
Serve an entire village or school with clean and living water. Projects range in cost depending on the region, project type, and amount of people served. Learn more here.
SCHOOL WASH PROJECT
Provide an entire school with improved drinking water, sanitation and hygiene training, and construction of latrines (when needed).
(serves 150-700 students and surrounding community)
HAND PUMP FOR A VILLAGE
Provide a new water source to the community through the drilling of a borehole and installation of a hand pump to provide water in a central location in the village.
(serves approx. 100-150 people)
HOUSEHOLD FILTERS FOR VILLAGES
Provide household filters for 20 families who rely on poor quality surface water so that they can safely treat and improve their drinking water.
(serves 100-150 people)