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.
Koas Kralar has a low yearly rainfall and little access to safe drinking water without paying for it. Due to the lack of rainfall there are many large urns and large pits dug into the ground used to store water. Many families still currently drink from the rain urns if they cannot afford to buy water and the ground water is used for many things including cooking and bathing. However this water is contaminated and many children get sick.
We strive to combat these problems through physical intervention (building and installing watertanks, waterpumps, water collection and water filters) and we also approach these problems with education (WASH-training) to ensure a long-term sustainable project. We work together with local volunteers, local contractors and the head of the schools and villages.
Western countries 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!
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.