Still recovering from years of civil war and genocide, much of the Cambodian population still struggles with water access and improved sanitation. Families in poverty often get their water from polluted ponds and rivers: water sources that are a breeding ground for infectious diseases. More than 10,000 die from water-related illnesses each year, many of them children under the age of 5.
One of the longest running Wine To Water project sites, we are seeing the impact that clean water can have in transforming communities. Today, 35,000 Cambodians now have access to clean water and/or improved sanitation through the Wine To Water community.
In 2017, WTW will continue working in the three provinces of Svay Reing, Banteay Meanchey and Kompong Thom. We will bring safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to children and families that are suffering from diarrhea and other health issues due to water contamination.
This next year, Cambodia will see 96 new wells, 120 new latrines and 600 ceramic water filters that will affect thousands more.
National Program Manager
Field Note - Cambodia
Barry Hinds is our new International Program Manager in Cambodia. As an IPM, he is serving beside our staff on the ground to connect the global experience to our community in the U.S. Read His Story Here →.