Waterworks Foundation is a small organisation (of 3 people) from the Netherlands. We are committed to help the disadvantaged people of rural Cambodia. Our projects are about the topics poverty, health, education but mainly safe drinking water.
We raise money for our projects in Koas Kralar District, Battambang Province, Cambodia.
Currently we are helping 6 schools in Arai, Beng Chneas, Preas Phose, Prey Phdao and Chnalmorn.
Together with a local contractor we strive to install waterwell’s, waterpumps, water collection and waterfilters. With help of a local volunteer, who acts as a translator, we make agreements with the contractor and the head of the schools and head of the village.
We also have contact with other organisations in the region.
In the West we are blessed with human rights.
The right to safe drinking water and the right to education are no current topics for us. These are obvious rights. In Cambodia this is far from reality. The second most important death cause of children below the age of 5 is diarrhea due to polluted water.
The poverty is huge in Cambodia. World Fact Book states that Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia.
17,7% of the population lives under the poverty line. That’s less than $50 a month!
Koas Kralar is one of the most dry regions of Cambodia. If the crops fail, the people in remote areas don’t have any income. And without watertanks there is no safe drinking water.
Reason enough for us to do charity work in Cambodia. Our main target is to raise funds and donations for the purpose of clean drinking water, education and health for the disadvantaged children of Cambodia.
On the longer term we want to make sure the population becomes more self-sustaining.
We like to donate school and sport supplies as well, but our budget is not sufficient enough at this moment.
Water is a necessity of life, so first and foremost we focus on safe drinking water.