Access to clean water and sanitation is an ongoing issue in Cambodia. Waterborne diseases associated with unclean water are the leading cause of child mortality and poverty in Cambodia. Please purchase a water filter for a family and help reduce the spread of diseases and illnesses associated with using contaminated water. For more information about the water filters, visit: www.ide-cambodia.org/
In January 2011, GCP service volunteers distributed ceramic water filters to families living in the Floating Village of Lake Tonle Sap and to New Life Center Organization. Inspired from the success of this pilot program and seeing the need for clean water access, Global Connections Project is seeking donors to purchase water filters. The filters cost $20.00 USD and are made in Cambodia. Our goal is to raise enough funds to purchase 50 water filters by December 20th, 2013, to distribute to families in the rural areas near Battambong.