A NEED FOR FRESH WATER
The Champa Kingdom and its people endured Genocide during the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot era (1975-1979), resulting in 2 million Fetching water deaths or 25% of the population.
Today, 65% of the population is under the age of 25 years. There is much needed to improve the Champa Community through Social Initiative for Champa, especially in the realms of health. Families in rural area earn less than $2 per day and cannot afford to build water wells.
Drinking water is still scare at the rural areas in Cambodia & Vietnam. Most of the local people are dependent on the water from ponds, lakes and rivers for their daily use. This water is not clean, which can cause diarrhea and other serious illnesses. To help the people of Cambodia, we have setup the Wells for Cambodia project. This is a non-profit, non-political.
Social Initiative for Champa need funds and support so that we can build clean water wells for poor families, to improve the health, life expectancy and living condition of our community. If you would like to help, we’d love it if you would make a donation so we can build a well sponsored by you!.
HOW WE HELP?
We help the families gain access to clean water in three ways: Water wells, rainwater harvesting and biosand filters. Everything changes when clean water becomes available!
Sickness and disease is dramatically reduced. Water becomes available for growing vegetable gardens or for fishponds, addressing hunger and malnutrition. Children who previously had to work for hours every day hauling water are able to attend school regularly. Life begins anew!
Wells are often chosen by the village families, and they are a joint project with the villagers. The Village Development Committee, our local staff and the well drillers decide on the locations.
The villagers themselves dig the initial well pit, around 20 to 30 feet deep, using hand tools (hard work!). The well driller then drills a conventional deep-water well through the bottom of the pit, and concrete ring liners are put in place, forming a cistern to hold water.
The well is capped, and a hand pump installed. The Social Initiative for Champa Development Committee contracts with a particular family for the maintenance of each well. The cost of each well ranges, depending on the type of well, Each well serves 5 to 15 families, depending upon the type of well and the proximity of the families.
- Unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation cause an estimated 80 percent of all diseases in the developing world and together kill more people than all forms of violence, including war.
- Every 2 minutes a child dies from a water-related disease
- 1 million people killed by water, sanitation and hygiene-related disease each year
Unclean & dirty water is the leading cause of child death is diarrhea
Syed Rizwan Ashraf Family Solution Approach
Online Champa Kingdom has established clean water project, planning the drilling of over 300 water wells, to the poorest families in the Muslim communities in Cambodia. The general poverty of the area has also led to the need for water projects designated for the benefit of the community as a whole.
Social Initiative for Champa plans to drill wells and install water pumps for seven additional community projects for non-Muslim communities in many villages in Cambodia & Vietnam. The villages in which we plan to work typically have no source of clean drinking water. Without access to clean water, families have usually relied on gathering dirty water from scum-covered nearby retaining ponds or carrying water in plastic containers from far-away rivers.