For people interested in supporting the work of RainWater Cambodia on an ongoing basis there are several sponsorship options available.
Support a village
Approximately 50% of people living in the countryside of Cambodia do not have access to safe water. In the wet season Cambodian poeple like to drink rainwater but often they don't have enough storage capacity to last through the dry season. Also the contamination risks from traditional rainwater storage are great, meaning this potentially clean water source is causing health problems for children and adults alike.
If you want to help the children of a village in rural of Cambodia have to access to safe water you can donate through RainWater Cambodia to sponsor a programme which will improve the lives of a village by improving their quality of drinking water. We use local materials in our systems when available such as wood to build the frame for the roof harvesting area or rocks and sand to use in the concrete.
By sponsoring a village project, the villagers will have a better house to live in with a good roof which does not leak and so when it rains, the villagers smile.
Support the organisations core costs
RainWater Cambodia is a local NGO established by a concerned group of Cambodian's and expatriates in order to help the poorest people in Cambodia gain access to clean water, sanitation and an improved standard of living. The organisation relies totally on donations and project funds for its survival. Project funds (when available) vary a great deal from year to year and this makes it difficult to expand our activities, retain staff and plan for the future.
Supporting RainWater Cambodia directly is an effective way to ensure that help reaches those who need it most. Your support will also help to build the capacity of our local staff, provide employment in local villages and ensure that the good work can continue.