Billions throughout the world lack access to clean water and sanitation. Malnutrition is a water related disease which causes major health problem, especially in developing countries. Malnutrition, inadequate water supply and sanitation are linked to poverty. The impact of repeated or persistent diarrhoea, susceptibility to catch on infectious diarrhoea, and the effect of malnutrition are reinforcing elements of the same vicious circle, especially amongst children in developing countries.
In rural villages in Cambodia, there is no piped water and many villagers rely on wells to provide clean water. Wells are considered an essential necessity to these rural villagers. Water is not available by just turning a tap but by carrying heavy buckets over a long distance. Water usage is moderated and children could go days without a shower.
Access to Water
As health is important to those who rely on physical strength to earn money, we focus on two other areas: water and sanitation. OHF builds hand-pump wells for poor villagers in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. Besides using water for drinking and cooking, some families use the water to grow vegetables on their land.
You can make an immediate difference to their quality of living! Make a donation of $1,000 to donate a well to 1 family in need.