Providing Sustainable Solutions for Water Accessibility: Water for All

How you can help transform lives before 30 June

Salin teaching students at her school in the Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Photo: Tim Lam/Caritas Australia

At least 1 in 3 schools around the world lack access to water and basic sanitation. Your support can help change that.

Image: Salin and her family outside their home in Cambodia. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

Your compassion can help provide safe water and other life-changing services to 51 villages across Cambodia.

Vibol can water his garden with clean water thanks to your support. Photo: Tim Lam/Caritas Australia

Your gift can help deliver The Dignity Program* to 11 districts, 20 communes across four provinces in rural Cambodia.

Water = Life

Image: Children in Cambodia washing their hands. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

For many families in rural Cambodia (and around the world), water is a luxury they simply cannot afford. This means that children are drinking dirty water and falling ill.

The gift of clean water can be truly life changing. Clean water means families can grow food on their farm. They can water the garden, grow vegetables and have enough food for their children to eat. 

Clean water also means children can wash their hands and are less likely to miss school because of illness. 

With your generous support, children can access clean water and spend more time learning in the classroom. 


A life-changing gift

Like many families in her village in Cambodia, Salin faced constant water shortages which made it difficult to provide safe drinking water for her family. As the principal of her village’s primary school, she would worry about how her students could access clean water.

Watch how her life changed through the support of Caritas Australia and our generous supporters when a water station was installed in her community.

To read the Salin’s full story, click here.

How your support helps change lives

Image: Salin is a principal at a local school in her community in Cambodia. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

With your generous support, Caritas Australia works with communities in need worldwide to drive their development and build better futures for themselves. As a member of Caritas Internationalis, one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, with 162 member organisations in 200 countries around the globe, we can ensure that aid is given to vulnerable people in almost every country of the world.

We work alongside our partners to build on existing local strengths and resources so leaders like Salin can drive their development.

Salin devotes her time and skills to helping others and making sure her village can be prosperous for all people, particularly children.

Her dream is for all children in her village to be healthy and to attend school regularly. 

Read her full story

Image: Local students at a school in Cambodia. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

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* Upholding Community Dignity Together program. Along with your generous support, this program is also supported by the Australian Government, through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).