Clean Water Well
A lack of clean drinking water is one of the most pressing issues facing Cambodians living in rural villages. Many source their drinking, cooking and bathing water from pools of standing water, streams or canals. The water is often contaminated with bacteria and pollutants and can lead to ongoing illness or, in extreme cases, death.
Constant sickness impacts lives by preventing adults from working and children from going to school. For those already in poverty it increases their problems.
When funding allows, VBC builds wells to improve the health and wellbeing of those living in village communities. Our wells are made from PVC piping with a concrete base at the surface. These wells have very few moving parts and only a cheap washer needs to be replaced occasionally, making them economical to operate and maintain.
UNICEF estimates only 65 per cent of rural Cambodians have access to safe drinking water.
Your donation can help break the cycle of poverty and immediately change lives.